Scranton Republican, 18 January 1929
W. M. R. G. A. H. E. J. - G. N. Meeting of Luzerne Coun ty Officials Passes Very Quietly ACT ON CRIMES Recommend That Rewards Be Offered in Murder Cases Unsolved PITTSTON, Jan. 18. The contemplated contemplated "right about face" of employes in the county commissioners' office, which was believed scheduled for some of the employes today, was not carried out when the commissioners convened today. A capacity audience was on hand believing that Commissijners Harrison and Conway were to cut loose some of the officeholders. A communication was received from the officers of Pittston hospital askinir the county for an appropriation of $15,000 for emergency purposes. The communication was placed on file for future action. County Detective Richard Powell recommended that rewards be offered for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for the murders of Thomas Lillis, of Pittston township; Fred Hess, of Hanover township, and A. J. Kauf - cr, at Plains. So far the three mentioned mentioned crimes have not been solved and the police are without a clue as to the persons who committed them.