“Robbery and burglary seem to have been rampant in Lane County last Saturday and Sunday. A very bold robbery is reported to have occurred just east of Eugene last Sunday night and although the highwaymen only got $ 3.43 and a pair of gold cuff buttons they are just as guilty as if they had secured $ 10,000 for they would have taken that amount just as willing and as easily. Jos. Clayton had attended church in Eugene that night and was returning to his home at Highbank on the McKenzie. At Judkins point he was stopped by three unknown men. He was made to get out of his buggy and stand with his hands up while the robbers went through his pockets with the above results. The men had pistols and did the job like professionals, warning the victim to drive on home and not to even look back. The robbery occurred at 10 o’clock at night and the men can not be identified nor have they been heard of since the episode.”
Oregon State Journal (Eugene), Aug 25, 1894, pg 5.