Power of Strong Drink – The Montreal Daily Witness Jun. 8, 1877
There is a promising young man in this city today who is so overcome by the love of liquor that he is being confined by his friends. He admits that even the stale smell issuing from a saloon door tempts so strongly as to compel him to enter and drink, and he obeyed the impulse so frequently that he lately suffered from delirium tremens. How many of these wretched cases there are in our midst no one knows, and yet our License Commissioners are busy opening more and more of these gates to earthly and eternal ruin.