The Evidence Being Taken in the Springfield-McDade Murder Trial – Peace.

HEMPSTEAD, Tex., May 31. — The evidence for the defendants Springfield and McDade, charged with murder, was commenced at 11 o'clock to-day.  The work of shorthand reporter Dyer causes the testimony to be put in writing very rapidly and saves the state and witnesses much expense.

The excitement has gone down entirely, but the court room is filled daily with patient auditors listening intently to the evidence introduced.

If the lawyers engaged on both sides do not spend too much natural gas in their closing pleas to the court, it is believed that the trial will be finished by Saturday.

"TRIAL AT HEMPSTEAD", Galveston Daily News, Friday, June 1, 1888, p. 1, col. 2.