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[232] never las recognized any social, political or religious differences. It has included in its membership Republicans, Democrats, Prohibitionists and Independents, but never has found time to discuss politics. Catholics and all denominations of Protestants have worked together in its membership with mutual respect and goodwill. It has never taken sides with any municipal party or candidates. It has had but one thing in view, the use of every honorable means to bring out the largest possible no-license vote.

As to results: The 122 saloons which used to exist in Cambridge with the sanction of the law have been closed. Most of them have been occupied for other business purposes or have been remodelled as dwellings. There are, of course, some places where liquor is illegally sold, but they are not numerous, and there is no trace anywhere of an open liquor traffic. The enforcement of the law is almost uniformly thorough. honest and impartial, and it is sustained by a strong public sentiment. After the first no-license victory, a Citizens' Law Enforcement Association was formed, for the purpose. not of conducting prosecutions, butt of assisting the authorities and of keeping the public informed. Its membership was not limited to no-license men, but included voters who had voted for license, but whose respect for the dignity of law w — as stronger than their individual opinions on the license question. It was useful for a time, but its activities have not been needed of recent years.

That Cambridge has prospered under no-license cannot be disputed. The rate of increase in valuation has been nearly double that of the preceding license years, and the growth of population also has been nearly twice as rapid as under license. During five license years, 101 new houses, on the average,

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