Sue, Here's what I found.
Sharp County Record, 1900;
In the cases of William Yates, S.D.Riddle, and Alfred Kellett, merchants of Williford, indicted for selling intoxicating patent medicines, Mr. Yates was acquitted and the cases against Messrs Riddle and Kellett were nolled.
Among candidates on deck in Hardy this week are Messrs Ritchie, Ferguson, Carpenter, and Salisburg for representitive; Yates, Haney, and Matheny for sheriff.
Oscar Yates died on Sunday, November 18, of typhoid fever, four miles east of Center.He leaves a wife and three small children.
Sharp County Record, 1899
Hardy Court Proceedings;
Lee Gibson and John Yates, disturbing peace, nol pros.
Lee Gibson, profanity, fined $1
John Yates, profanity, fined $1
Sharp County Record Newspaper Index 1877-1883
John P. Yates, "Circuit Court Docket" 10 Apr 1879, pg4, col.1; Vs G.W.Spurlock, appeal
John P. Yates, "Center, Ark, May 7th" 08 May 1879, p.1, col.3; Two mares poisoned
J.P. Yates, 10 June 1880; Letters not called for at the Evening Shade P.O.
John P. Yates, "Canton, Ark Aug 12" 18 Aug 1881, p.1, col.4; Wife died 6 Aug. in Jackson Twp.