DEATH OF SIMON BYRNE, THE
We noticed on Friday last, a prize fight which took place between Simon
Byrne, the champion of Ireland, and Deaf Burke, at No Man's Land, in
Hertfordshire, on the previous day, and which was protracted to the
extraordinary period of three hours and six minutes, during which time
ninety nine rounds were fought. Burke was the victor, and the
unfortunate Simon Byrne was conveyed in a state of complete exhaustion
to the Woolpack Inn, St. Alban's, where he received every possible
medical assistance was immediately called in; he was bled, and
everything which surgical skill could suggest was done for his relief.
On Thursday night he was considered in great danger, but on Friday and
Saturday he rallied, and the strongest hopes were entertained that he
would have recovered. During his illness he was constantly attended by
a friend, and was frequently visited by Tom Spring, to whom he
expressed the greatest gratitude. On Saturday afternoon his symptoms
became more alarming, and on Sunday morning, on Spring, (who was at St.
Alban's,) being acquainted with the imminence of his danger...