Related to the article, "Seek Clew In Girl Branding; Police Hunt Hooded Pair of Mutilators; Fiery Cross Burned Into Flesh of Arm; K.K.K. Warnings Followed by Attack," Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 1926: A10.
C. C. Julian was a con man who first hit oil in California in 1923 and over-sold shares in oil syndicates through the 1920'a into the 1930's. His business activities were repeatedly investigated. He committed suicide in Shanghai in 1934.
Ransom letter, demanding money for the return of kidnapping victim Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed.
Photograph of handwritten confession note reads, "Dec 3rd. I killed Alvin Gothea on the Ranch Feb-2-1928. No self-defense. Gordon Stewart Northcott will plead guilty to above charge in Riverside County tomorrow. G. S. M." "I will take Gordon Stewart Northcott into judicial court, in Riverside, on Dec. 4th at 10 a. m. to enter the above plea. Earl Redwine."
Northcott was accused of kidnapping, molesting, torturing, and brutally murdering three young boys and aiding in the murder of another in 1928, which his mother admitted to, and she received a life sentence in jail. Northcott was found guilty on all accounts and was executed by hanging on October 2, 1930 at the age of 23.
Photograph of a safe deposit box rental application from the Citizens National Bank Trust and Savings of Los Angeles, used as evidence introduced in court on March 17, 1933, Los Angeles Times, Mar. 17, 1993: A6.