Arkansas City Republican, November 20, 1886.


A Double Tragedy Enacted at the Brettun House.

Lillian Quinn Shoots Her Betrayer, Frank Lockwood, and Then

Takes Her Own Life.

This morning between 5 and 6 o'clock at the Brettun House in Winfield, there occurred a double tragedy. Miss Lillian Quinn shot Frank Lockwood in the forehead with a 32-caliber revolver, and then placed the weapon against her temple and shot herself. Lockwood is still alive, but his wound will prove fatal. The girl's death was instantaneous. Lockwood was formerly a conductor on the Southern Kansas, but was recently discharged. His home is at Medicine Lodge. He and his wife have been living there for some time. The girl is a waitress in the Brettun House. It is claimed that Lockwood seduced her, and she, on finding she was enciente, took this method of revenge and escaping shame. It has been learned that yesterday the girl was consulting physicians in regard to her condition, and she could find none who would aid her out of the dilemma. This morning she went to Lockwood's room and committed the deed. From the position he lay, it is supposed she shot him while he was in the act of getting out of his bed. Her aim was true, and showed she had plenty of grit. Lockwood has a wife and three children.

Arkansas City Republican, November 20, 1886. Frank Lockwood, the man shot by Lillian Quinn at the Brettun House in Winfield Saturday morning, at the last reports was on the mend. Yesterday he was able to sit up and talk. It is possible that he will recover. The remains of the girl have been interred in the cemetery at Winfield.

Arkansas City Republican, November 20, 1886. Frank Lockwood, the man who was recently shot in Winfield by Lillian Quinn, will most likely recover. No probings for the ball have yet been made, and if he contines to improve, no search will likely be made for the ball.