November 25, 1896 – The Quebec Morning Chronicle
A sermon which has created considerable discussion in town was preached on Sunday last by the Rev. Father Drouet. The reverend gentleman strongly attacked the illicit canteens, and even the little candy and cigar stores and oyster shops that attract so many young people, and that are too often, according to this reverend gentleman, only a cloak for concealing the illicit sale of liquor and even worse debauchery. Many young people have lost their innocence in just such places, and more than one of the great fires which have devastated Quebec have originated in them. Father Drouet very wisely and very properly urged his people to shun them as they would shun a plague.