Sanders Temperance Voting

The first time local option was voted in Sanders Precinct, there were only two votes cast for it; that is to say, all the votes were for whiskey except two - surely a very small beginning, but “large streams from little fountains flow.”  In 1883 the question was next voted on and the local option carried by a small majority of 29 votes.  In August, 1885 another vote was taken, and local option was continued by a majority of 38 votes.  At the election held this month local option was again triumphant, and by a majority of 100.


from the Owen County Democrat of August 26, 1887.  They acknowledge reprinting the item from the Carrollton Democrat (a common practice of the period).