A drunk of tender years

Five years to sober up – The Montreal Daily Post Aug. 24, 1885

Victor Lafrance, aged 17, got drunk in his father’s residence yesterday and created so much trouble that he had to be arrested. He was brought before the Recorder this morning, when it was shown that his desire for liquor was too strong for a boy of his tender years. He was accordingly sentenced by the Recorder to five years in the Reformatory.