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Yda Addis-Stroke - The Lady Tells About Her Marital Troubles
YDA ADDIS-STOBKE. THE LADY TELLS ABOUT HER MARITAL TROUBLES. Nine Months of 111- Treatment and Abuse How Sha Came to Leave Her Husband. Tbe announcement that Mrs. Yda Addis-Storke was In the city, and had commenced suit tor separate maintenance from her husb-.nd, Hon. C. A. Storke of Santa Barbara, as published In The Times yesterday morning, was a great surprise to tbe many friends of that lady in Los Angeles. It was not generally known tbat she had left ber husband,-and all but her very intimate friends were of the opinion that her married life was a happy one. With a view of learning tbe facts in the case, a Times reporter yesterday called on Mrs. Storke at the residence of Don Antonio Coronel, on Central avenue, where the lady is at present a guest. Mrs. Storke has changed very much in the past few months, and looks at least ten years older than sho did a year ago. She is apparently completely broken in health, and looks a complete physical wreck, as she says she is. Mrs. -Storke said she disliked very much to make her private affairs public, but as everything would come out in tbe trial ot her suit, she consented to make a statement. She said that she was married to Mr. Storke. September 10, 18'JO, at Santa Barbara, and tnree weeks later went with him to San Francisco, when her husband commenced to abuse her. Tbe first scene was m tho Lick House, when lie used violent and abusive iangu ge to her and made threatening gestures, although he did not actually strike ber,- and from that time on her life was' made miserable by constant abuse and 111 treatment. Mr. Storke, she said, never struck her but on one occasion while she was very ill, he threw her down on the floor and shook her violently. She was then - under the doctor's care and her condition was such that. life was almost despaired of. To add to her discomfort her husband's fljteen-year-old son by his former wife, was very insolent and annoyed ber by undue familiarities which she expressly forbade. Mrs. Storke then went into numerous details, showing how she had been mistreated, but said she continued to live with ber husband in hopes of winning him from his evil Ways, but her health finally got so bad that the doctors said the would have to leave home for a time. Her husband refused to give ber any money, or even to pay what he had borrowed from ber. and circulated reports that she was insane. He finally did take her to San Francisco, where she remained a montb. During this time she had but J25. and although she notified ber husband that she was penniless, he refused to send her any more. Mrs. Storke said she finally returned to Santa Barbara on tbe promise of her husband that he would do better. There was no change, however, ana finally her position beoame unbearable. Her nusband, she said, threatened to have ber locked up as a dangerous woman, and this so frightened ber that she at once got on tbe train and started for Los Angeles, to her friends. She did not have a cent of monev and would have been put off the train, but for a stranger luuuuiK uvi uiuney to pay ner iare. Sue at once went to Don Antonio Coronel. who was an old friend, and he kindly gave nor reiuge. Mrs. Storke said she could not tell what she would do as yet. as she was nenniless. and would be helpless until she could get some money. Her case was now in the hands ot ner attorneys, and if her friends stood by her she would come out ail right.