The following short article in found in the 31 May 1869 edition of the Irish Times newspaper as reported from the papers correspondent in Waterford, the previous day (Sunday 30 May): 
Detective Brennan made an arrest upon suspicion of a man who was apparently a farmer’s servant, who was about to emigrate by the Montagu steampacket. The account the man gave of himself was that he walked from Paulstown, county of Kilkenny. He had no box or luggage of any kind. He gave the detective the name of Thomas Brophy, though on the passenger ticket which he held the name was Thomas Bowe. He had two new Bank of Ireland ten pound notes and two five pound notes in his possession. He declined to give any reference. He has been confined till inquiry concerning him has been made.
 Author Unknown, Arrest on Suspicion in The Irish Times, 31 May 1869, p.3; New York Public Library, microfilm number ZY-21 January-June 1869