It began at once the publication of a campaign paper, called the Frozen Truth
, which was sent by mail to all names on the voting list.
It undertook a house-to-house canvass of the city; distributed circulars and appeals; held public meetings; and provided checkers, distributors and carriages for the polls.
The committee of ministers, representing all of the Protestant and several of the Catholic churches
, has cooperated with the Citizens' Committee in each campaign, by organizing union meetings and in other ways.
The energy and effectiveness with which this work has been done deserve all praise.
Meanwhile the Citizens' No-license Committee has attended to what may be called, in a broad sense, the political phases of the work, and has prosecuted its campaigns with a close attention to registration, canvassing and rallying of voters which has commanded the admiration of experienced campaigners.
It has been generously supported by public subscriptions, which have been prudently expended and rigorously accounted for.
The principles tacitly adopted by the Committee
and steadily adhered to may be briefly indicated.
The question at issue has been limited to that of saloons for Cambridge
General theories of legislation have not been discussed.
No inquisition has been made as to individual beliefs or habits.
The platform has been kept broad enough to hold any man who, for any reason, does not want the licensed saloon in Cambridge
There has been no denunciation of men holding a different view, but a patient and, in many instances, a successful attempt to convince them by demonstrated results.
The appeal has been made every year to moderate men, at first as an experiment, then in the interest of fair play, and later to sustain a system whose benefits had become obvious to most fair-minded men. The Committee