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[233] were built each year. In 1894, in spite of the hard times, there were 494 new houses built. In 1894, also, the deposits in Cambridge savings banks were larger, by more than $600, 00000, than in the last year of license. The Chief of Police and each of the three police captains have given public testimony to the improved condition of the streets and the falling-off in drunken violence which have resulted from closing the saloons; and physicians, large employers of labor, school teachers and Protestant and Catholic clergymen have testified to improvement in the condition of the people. As to the effect of no-license upon local business, 266 business men in all departments of trade signed a public statement in December. 1841, declaring their conviction that no-license had promoted the material interests of the city and expressing the hope that the policy would be continued.

Following is a record of the vote each year. It will be seen that the no-license majority since 1886 has ranged between 486 and 1503, but never has been large enough to justify a relaxation of effort:


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