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The Sensational Storke Divorce Suit Continued

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The Sensational Storke Divorce Suit Continued. Tho Plaintiff Tells Her Story on the Witness Stand. Indignities Put Upon Her in Her Husband's Homo. Annoyed by His Son Tommy An Attempt at Sulnlde by Taking Morphine Deposition of Mrs, Storko's Aunt. CBrach office. No. 713 State street where news, advertisements and orders for The Times are received. J The Storke divorce case was again on trial yesterday In the Superior Court. Yda Addis Storke, the plaintiff, was again on the stand, but as the trial Is being conducted with closed doors It was not possible to get much of the testimony. At noon the direct examination of the witness. had not been conclvded. While on the stand yesterday morning Mrs. Storke testified among other things that Mr. .Storke supplied her with only S 7 5 a month for household expenses. There was plenty of food such as it was, but it was too plain for her delicate stomach. In the line of clothing he did not even get her as much as a spool of thread. She never asked Storke for anything; supposed he ought to know what she wanted. He would not allow her to run any bills, aud she did not have, any money with which to pay her car fare. . She also testified that on January 18 she took morphine with suicidal intent. Before, marriage witness was in good health, but afterward in October, 1800. her health was very poor and she was at times very nervous. Storke wearing old and dirty clothes would humiliate her and make her nervous. In June she was drinking two bottles of port wine every thirty-six hours to keep up her nerves. Another subject causing a great deal of trouble was the son, -Tommy. Mr. Storke had promised to send him away to school, and afterward refused to do so. When the morning session closed she was about to relate the story of her return to Santa Barbara from San Francisco the last time. The cross-examination of the wit. uess began about 2:30 yesterday afternoon. The deposition of Mary Hillls-Short, Mrs. Storke's aunt, Introduced on the nrst day of the trial, related some of the acts of Mr. Storke, which she claims to have wit-nessed while residing with Mr. and Mrs. Storke In Santa Barbara. One of them was that Mr. Storke seized Mrs. Storke and threw her on the bed and shook her severely. It also stated that the plaintiff was cruelly abused by both Mr. Storke and Tommy, that Mr. Storke often used obscene language in the dining-room, and that he attempted to kill his wife at one time when she was ill by administering morphine and whiskey,

Clipped from The Los Angeles Times, 06 Jan 1892, Wed,  Page 7

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