Pat, I have read on microfilm most issues of the Sparks newspaper from 1900 to 1908. August 25, 1905 issue Sparks Review has a picture of Sheriff L. E. Martin. June 28, 1907 issue of Sparks Review mentions W. A. Keys as Sheriff. July 5, 1907 E. H. Martin mentioned as deputy sheriff. It is possible your Perry Smith could have been a deputy.