Bloomington (IN) Republican Progress, Mar. 30, 1892, p. 3
The Tate estate is in controversy, and the matter will have to be settled in court. Mr.
Tate made a will which provided that the property should go to Mrs. Tate during her life
(personal and real) and at her death it should descend to the adopted daughter, Minnie
Tate, since married to Mr. Jewell. Mrs. Tate then made a will before her death conveying
the property to her father, Mr. Thomas Spicer, and providing that whatever might be left
at his death should be divided among her brothers and sisters. Now Mrs. Jewell sues for
the property under Mr. Tate�s will, and Mr. Spicer defends his rights of course. The
matter will come up at the May term of circuit court. Fulk & Corr for Spicer, Duncan
& Batman for Jewell. It is claimed that after Mr. Tate�s debts were paid there was
nothing to dispose of by his will, as he was in debt to Mrs. Tate.