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The Storke Divorce Suit the All-Absorbing Topic
! i j 1 ; SANTA BARBARA COUNTY. The Storke Divorce Suit the All-absorbing Topic. The Plaintiff Tells the Full Story of Her Wrongs, The Causes Which First Led to Her Domestic Troubles Tho Boy Tommy and References to Storko't First Wlfo Among: Her Annoyances Mrs. Storko'a Experiences In Los Angeles. Brach office. Ho. 713 State street- where news, advertisements and orders for The Times are received. The Storke divorce suit continues to monopolize public attention. Yda Addis Storke took the stand again Tuesday after, noon, and the direct examination was re. sumed. She related the circumstances of the visit to San Francisco in June '01; Btated that Mr. Storke staid with her from , the 18th to the 20th, and the whole two days were spent in an argument about coming back to Santa Barbara. A bone of contention was the boy Tommy, but the boy was not the bone of contention. The bone of contention was the way Storke treated her. She got angry about the boy. Storke would not send him away, but said he had a regard for Tommy," and would not send him out to be a tramp. He begged her to come back; said he would remove all causes of discord. He preslsted. and she yielded and promised to return and be good to him. She felt an affection for him, and he manifested a lik. ing for her. She went down to the station to see Mr. Storke off and they affectionately embraced and separated. She came down to this city i later and wa3 met at the wharf by Storke. They took a 'bus and he went to the ofQce ! and she went to the Arlington and sent for ' Storke to come and see her. He did not come. Next day she sent for two clergymen to act as meditators between the husband and wife. She could obtain the services of but one, and she would not go and see Storke unless two accompanied her. Ten days later she went into Storke's office and a conversation ensued. She aked him what he was going to do with her and he replied nothing. She then said she vould Install herself in his rooms and go to meals with him, and he said, 'If you do I'll run you in." She remained in the office from 1 o'clock till 0 discussing their troubles. She then left and said she wanted to see him that evening, and he promised her money to go to Los Angeles. That evening he was not in the ofilce. She called net day and demanded the money, but did not get it. She tried to borrow from several, but could get none. She got on the train with a little over 81 and a gentleman helped her out, and she got enough money to go to Los Angeles. Since then she has lived in Los Angeles. Mrs. Storke then volunteered some testi mony. She stated that at one time her husband picked her up, swung her above his head, and as she came down she struck a bookcase and hurt her hand. Another time Storke told her that she was no wife of his and to sue for a divorce if she wanted to, and said: ,lThe courts will make me support you, but I'll starve vou before you get a cent." After this scene, wmcn occurrea in air. stortte's omce, ne put her on the car and sent her home. Witness stated that she had no means and could not work. She thought Storke was worm aoout 3o,uuu. Anocner source oi trouble was his frequent reference to his former wife. The cross-examination beCTin about 2 :30 and was conducted by Mr. Stephens. When it came time to close the session Mrs. Storke was still on the stand. yesterday's session. . Yesterday morning Dr. Winchester took the stand. He testitled that he had given Mrs. Storke a certificate to go away, as she needed a change of air, and stated that her trouble was more of a mental nature, bordering on Insanity. J. W. Calkins and Mr. Bell were introduced and tes tilled as to the value of Mr. Storke's property, The Sespe ranch was worth about $40 an acre and the Dos Pu. eblos about 80. Mrs. Storke then took the stand and the cross-examination was resumed. The session was mostly taken up with the Introducing and reading of letters written by Mrs. Storke to her husband while she was In Los Angeles and San Francisco The letters were to the effect that the boy must be sent away or she would not return, and each letter contained the question; -'la Tommy still there V In her testimony she denied that Tommy was the cause of all her trouble and stated that by an expression UBed in one ot her letters she did not mean it as a threat to kill Tommy. She related a story of a miscarriage at Los Angeles, and stated that she did not know of the fact until two or three days later, when Informed by her physician. Her pregnancy dated trom about June 16. The time her clothes caught lire it was accident and she nut it out herself. At the afternoon session two letters written by Mrs. Storke to Judge Cope were Introduced. The nrst letter, written in August, 1801, stated that as Storke had appealed from orders to pay alimony, she was without money and being in a f-ightful condition of health she desired tbe court to push the case through as rapidly as possible. It is understood that the le'tter also contained charges against Storke and the story of her confinement. The other letter to the court, written iu October, stated that at the time she wrote the other she had just risen from a sick bed and wrote tbe letter to explain any - wrong Impression which the flrst might leave. Mrs. Storke took the stand and stated she had been advised by her counsel. Horace Bell, to write the letters. She related an Incident, stating that at one time while confined at Don Antonio Coroncl's, at Los Angeles, she had lain for three days with-out water and four days without food. This was In August. On the fourth day she dressed and went down and took a car, not knowing where she was going. She went to Mrs. Howard's, where she remained a few days. During this time she wrote the flrst letter to Judge Cope. Dr. Knox was called, and stated that be called on the plaintiff April 17th and found her in a state of nervous excitement, technically' termed hysteria, and deemed a change of surroundings necessary, or it would end in death or Insanity. The defendant, C. A. Storke, was the next witness, and stated that he was married to the plaintiff on September 10, 1800. The flrst few days passed very pleasantly. She went to Ventura in a day or two and staid a week. After her return time went by pleasantly. In a few davs he went to San Francisco with Mrs. Storke. The first trouble occurred in that city. They had passed the evening rather pleasantly. Later In the night they went out to an icecream parlor and she grew sullen. She had taken offense at something and declared that she could live no longer with him. The next scene was in Santa Barbara. One night during the Lopez trial she wanted to go with the lynching party and on being restralnded by witness stated that she would not live with a man who accused her of improprieties. She dressed, kissed Tommy good-bye and went out. A few minutes later she returned. She refused to go to bed, but witness Anally put her on the bed. The next day she begged his pardon and, In a fit of despondency threatened to take poison. The witness in the course of his examination related an incident that occurred during the visit of Commander Buckles to this city. Storke was taking the commander out for a ride and called at the house and Invited her to go along. He found his wife in a hysterical lit lying on the bed. Tommy had beep Impudent. She would not go; coaxing had no effect. The witness departed, and returning found her still sulky. She would not be soothed. She ran into the kitchen, and he followed. She held up a bottle and said, "See what I've donel" "What, you have not taken morphine?" "Yes," she replied. She then went out, put her hat and cloak on the fence and started down the street. Witness followed her into a drug store, where she hid. A doctor was called and a stomach pump applied. They then went home. She laid down on the bed, and for hours abused Storke and bis family most shamefully The witness stated that he exensed her, as he thought she was crazy. The next morning she was hysterical and wanted to go to the county hospital. Here an adjournment was taken until tomorrow. BRIEFS. The County Farmers' Alliance is in session in thin city. In the lottery case against A. I. McPhall, the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty. The Board of Supervisors at their session yesterday transacted the usual routine business. Mrs. G. W. Younghlood and children of West Superior have arrived in Santa Barbara to reside. The case against S. G. Montijo, charged with assault with a deadly weapon, will come up on Friday. A telegraph offce has been opened at the Arlington Hotel. .It Is in charge of Miss Mary F. Burke of Salinas. The opposition of Josie McCIaln to the petition of Jules Kllen for papers ot Insolvency has been demurred to. Word'was received here yesterday that Miss Lizzie Diehl, daughter of Frederick Diehl of this city, died at Oakland yesterday morning. James George, F. L. Johnson, Hugh Clen-dining and wife. G. Malkros and wife, L. D. Koomis and L. E. Higglns are among the Los Angeles people at the New Morris. The Santa Barbara wheelmen have elected officers for the ensuing term as follows: President, W. P. Butcher; vice-president. Dr. R. F. Winchester; secretary and treasurer, Maurice C. 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