Doc leo & German physician story 1916
Physician Said To Have Been an Officer in the German German Army Medical Corps. Secre-" Mre. Stoll. (23 Cast Fourth atreet, wife of Dr. K. L. Btol, ocullat, whose office la at 19 Weat Seventh atreet, la anxiously awaiting word from the State Department Department at Washington regarding her husband, husband, who Is being detained by trial British British Government In Bdlirburgh, Scotland. Friends of her husband have interested themselves In her behalf, and are making every effort to secure hla release and permission for htm to return to his home In 4hls city. When aeen yeaterday afternoon. Mrs. Stoll waa deriving what comfort aha could from a letter written to her by her husband at Edinburgh Castle, January 23, last, which reached her, February 11, in a "prisoner of war" envelope, unsealed, unsealed, having been censored by the British British authorities. ' "In thla letter," aald Mrs. Stoll, "my husband writes that he la an Invited guest at the Edinburgh Caatle and la- la- receiving receiving the kindest treatment pose Ibis from the commandant. He aays ha haa plenty to eat and drink, and a variety of entertainment, but reading between the lines. I gather that be expecta to be tranaferred to a military camp aifd held aa a prisoner of war until the cloaa of the conflict Believed Trip Wag Safe. "Dr. Stoll never would have under taken tha trip had he not received absolute absolute assurance from tha German Red Croas Society In New York that he would arrive In Germany aafely. He frequently told me before he left that If the slightest risk were to be encountered encountered he would remain at home. The day he left Cincinnati, January 1. he waa undecided about going abroad, and. said ha probably would remain In New York and do hoapital work for a few weeka If the European undertaking undertaking Involved any danger. "I think tha United Statea Government Government ahould take cognisance of the fact that the British Government is not honoring the passports Issued by the German Red Croas Society of New York. Dr. Stoll writes that the physicians physicians who accompanied hint are In the .same predicament aa himself, and that more are on their way with like credentlala, which will not be hen-ored. hen-ored. hen-ored. ' 1 "On January S. the day Dr. Stoll' aalled on the ateamer United Statea, he v.lre'd me from New York that all arrangements' had been made, and that aisfe passage had been guaranteed him. t followed the course , of the United I Statea from th,e time it left New York, and while I received no word from my husband, I naturally presumed that he disembarked, at Copenhagen on January January 10, along with the other paeaen-gers. paeaen-gers. paeaen-gers. Letters Tailed To' Arrive. "My failure to hear from him ia explained explained in hie letter, written at Edin burgh. In It he writes that he wrote me several letters while crossing the Atlantic and that he wrote also to Dr. U R. Majoewsky, hit assistant In tMs-eity, tMs-eity, tMs-eity, and to hla friend, Hans Zlnke, of the German National Bank. These letters have not been received." From Mrs. Stoll it was learned thnt her huaband was not a cltlaen of the United States. He came to thla couhtry from Germany 13 years ego and never had made application for naturalisation papers. Hie failure to do ao was thus explslned by his wife: "When Dr. Stoll left Germany he was a First Lieutenant In the Oerman army, assigned to the'medical corps, and had only aix weeka to aerve to complete hla time. He came to New York with In tention of doing apeclal work at the Dr. Knapp Hospital, planning to re turn within a. short time to aerve his enlistment. While he was there he was given an opportunity to come to Cln- Cln- clnnati' to take up Dr. C. R. Holmes's practice while Dr. Holmes was In Eu-I Eu-I Eu-I rope. He liked Cincinnati so well be decided to remain after Dr. Hqlmei returned. returned. Intended To Become Cltlaen. "He aald hie friends often had prevailed prevailed upon him to become a naturalised naturalised citisen of the United Hlatee. but he desired to serve out his - weeks In the German army before he did ao. The outbreak of the war upset his plana of returning to Germany for that purpose and then returning to the United States to become naturalised. "While my hueband Is a line officer of the German army, his purpose In going going abroad waa to do Red Croea work and not to Join the army. That was plainly aet forth In' his passport, aodf he had no other Intention." Just what sort of a situation will arise from Dr. Stoll's detention cannot be known until the word haa been received received from the Htate Department. "During his ' detention "at Rdlnburrh Xir. StoVl laermltted "to receive lettera. but" no newapapere. In hla letter to hie wife he aaya: "Write, and have others write, but send no newspapers." Mra. 8toll waa formerly Miss Olive Hamer, this .city. She was married to Dr. Stoll one year ago last November. She le a talented singer and la contralto contralto soloist at Christ Episcopal Church.