A Family Fracas

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A FAMILY FRACAS WELL KNOWN SANTA BARBARA PEOPLE AT WAR An Ex-S.cepmother Causes Trouble and the Ex-Stepson Retaliates —Re- Charges SANTA BARBARA, Aug. lo the prominence of all parlies concerned, there has been a big sensation caused here by the arrest, on Monday afternoon last of Thomas Storke, the 21-year-old son of District Attorney C. A. Stoike, at the instance of Mrs. Yda Addis Storke, his stepmother. The charge Is petty larceny. The warrant was Issued out of Justice W. C. Gammlll's court. In deference to the young man's social position, all the Santa Barbara papers at lirst suppressed the news of his arrest. Young Storke now states that he has brought a countercharge against the lady for perjury. This morning at 10 o'clock, on a warrant Issued by Justice Crane on Tuesday night, Mrs| Storke was arrested on the charge named, and allowed to go until tomorrow on her own recognizance. Storke declared last night that he meant to bring another charge this evening in addition for criminal libel, and that he likewise hopes to secure an indictment from the grand jury next week against Mrs. Storke on grounds not divulged. The trouble arose over the allegation of Mrs. Storke that her stepson had taken a letter from the postofflce addressed to her and containing a remittance of $1 in moneyorder form sent to her by a San Francisco paper in payment for correspondence. She alleges also that he showed this letter to several parties, and that he retained the money ord^r. The young man totally denies complainant's allegation. He states that the letter and also the money order werel addressed not to Y. A. Storke, but to I. M. Storke; that he diligently sought for such a party, knowing that his own Initials were "T. M." and that also he had done no work as a correspondent for which he should receive the said dollar. He thereupon wrote the sender and returned the money.

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  1. Los Angeles Herald,
  2. 04 Aug 1898, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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