Mail Carrier to Face Federal Charges in 1911


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/12/1911.

Woman Carrier Arrested

One of the most interesting stories that has come from the mysterious depths of the forest clad hills of West Virginia, in may long months is that which brings to the forefront of public observation, Miss Anna Mace, a star route carrier for the government who has carried the U.S. mail between Rosedale, Braxton county, and Eden, Calhoun county for some time.

Miss Mace has been arrested at the instance of Postoffice Inspector Conner, charged with opening, detaining and abstracting mail from a U.S. mail sack in her custody.

Packages had been missed on this route and a watch was kept with the result that she has seen dismounted from her horse with the mail sack open and packages on the ground and she trying to open and ascertain the contents of them.  She was carried to Sutton before U.S. Commissioner Harden, who held her in $200 bail for her appearance before the U.S. grand jury at Webster Springs September 4. - Parkersburg Sentinel.