HEMPSTEAD

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Hempstead, Tex., Dec. 4 —

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Hempstead is now one of the quietest towns in the state.  The rowdy element has cleared out, as they no money to pay fines and fee lawyers.

The trial of Dick Springfield, charged with killng S. A. Allchin here last spring, will be commenced on Monday next in Houston on a change of venue.  An army of witnesses will go there on Sunday next.

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"The trial of Dick Springfield.", The Galveston Daily News, Thursday, December 5, 1880, p. 5, col. 3.