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In Years Past

February 10, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, the investigation of the alleged intemperate habits of Dr. Daniel H. Arthur, superintendent of the state hospital at Gowanda, had a little more business and less fun this day than had characterized the proceedings heretofore. Mindful of some of the embarrassing experiences the past week an attorney, one August Merrill of Utica, was summoned posthaste to Gowanda to conduct the investigation on behalf of the prosecution. Merrill got in on the morning train. He didn't know anything about the case but he didn't need to know much for, as he expressed it, "the whole thing is a very simple issue."



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