Mrs. Storke's Statement
MRS. STORKE'S STATEMENT. She Writes a Letter to the Santa Barbara Press. Mrs. Yda Addis Storke has the following letter in the Santa Barbara Press: To the Editor of tue Press : As I understand that the city of Santa Barbara is full of reports of alleged murderous threats, assaults, etc., on my part, may I beg, through the columns of your paper, that public judgment be suspended until I may, in the regular course of law, disprove these false and malicious allegations, by the testimony of credible and disinterested witnesses? To state the points of such refutations at present would be to do an injustice to my attorneys. Therefore I can at present only remind your citizens of the charges clearly proven against Mr. iStorke in a former suit lor divorce. Further, if it were true, as asserted, that I am insane, was it not the duty of my husband, in such case, to provide for me proper asylum and maintenance, instead of turning me out of doors, accused of insanity, and indisputably in a distressing physical condition, refusing to pay my board, to release my wardrobe from detention, to give, or even to reoay the pitiful sum requisite to bring me to friends in Lob Angeles, who would care for me? In these days even insanity is not regarded as an offense so monstious as to put the afilicted one beyond the right to enjoy the protection of Bhelter, clothing and food. Very sincerely, Yda Addis Storke. Los Angeles, August 11, 1891.