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An Enraged Actress.—Stanwix Hall, Albany, was the scene of what might have proved a tragedy a few days since. Miss Henrietta Irving—one of the Irving sisters—was the heroine of the affair. She entered the room of J. W. Booth, who was stopping at the Stanwix, and attacked him with a dirk, cutting his face badly. She did not, however, succeed in inflicting a mortal wound. Failing in this, she retired to her own room and stabbed herself. Again she failed in her destructive purpose. What promised to be a real tragedy in the outset was, after all, but a farce.

 

An Enraged Actress.—Stanwix Hall, Albany, was the scene of what might have proved a tragedy a few days since. Miss Henrietta Irving—one of the Irving sisters—was the heroine of the affair. She entered the room of J. W. Booth, who was stopping at the Stanwix, and attacked him with a dirk, cutting his face badly. She did not, however, succeed in inflicting a mortal wound. Failing in this, she retired to her own room and stabbed herself. Again she failed in her destructive purpose. What promised to be a real tragedy in the outset was, after all, but a farce. The cause of this singular proceeding was attributed to jealousy or misunderstanding. Richmond, Virginia, Daily Dispatch, May 11, 1861