Election in Union

The Gazette
November 5, 1902

The election yesterday in Union Parish passed off very peaceably. Out of about 800 qualified electors, about 500 legal votes were cast. The main interest was manifested on the liquor question, and we rejoice to say that the prohibitionists won by an overwhelming majority, the whisky advocates securing only a little over 10 per cent of the vote polled.

Ransdell, the democrat nominee for congress, carried the parish  by even greater proportion than did prohibition. Talliaferro received but few votes.

We could not get the exact figures of the vote on the different proposed amendments to the constitution, but it is safe to say that Union Parish gave all of them a black eye by good majorities.

Below we give a tabulated vote for congress and on the license question as fully as we could get it.

November 1902 Election



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