Although I was not able to find out any more about the Mr Kane in the article I did find in the 1861-2 Wards Directory, that a Mr William Henry Haslam had a eating house keeper at 19 Clayton street East.
1854, April 11 when Garibaldi was in Newcastle he was presented with a sword and a telescope which had been bought with money raised by penny subscriptions there was a John KANE in the deputation from Newcastle.
Joseph Cowen 1904.
Some KANE's from Newcastle on Tyne Directories.
Kane Ellen, (Mrs.) clothes dlr. Denton Chare.
Kane James, slipper maker, 52 St. Ann St.
Kane James, Plough Inn, 9 Manors Chare
1887-88. Wards Kane, Misses, dressmakers, 63 Northcote St.
Kane Jane, Mrs. Beaconsfield St.
Kane Jane, Mrs. Gladstone St.
Kane Louisa, Mrs. dressmaker, 63 Northcote St.
Kane Jane, Gladstone St.
Kane James, Beer Retailer, 4 Marlbourough Cres.
Kain Thomas, licensed loggings 110 Blenham St.
Kane John, Commercial Traveller, 87 Falmouth Rd.
Whellan's Directory, Durham, 1894.
Kane Jno. Jph. Coml. Travlr, 36 Coburg street, Gateshead.
Kane Mrs. Isabella, vict. Victoria Inn, 4 Coatsworth Rd, Gateshead.
Kane James, foreman, 209 High St. Jarrow.
Kane Thomas, vict. Albert Inn, 51 Allen St. Darlington.