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years. The work of organizing the post office and mail work at Moose Jaw was so efficiently carried out that when the Regina post office became vacant through the death of the late Joseph Irvine, it was inevitable that Mr. Whitmore should get the appointment. Accordingly, in December, 1888, he took charge of the most important office in the North-west. It was no sinecure. The country was new, distances vast and even the outlying settlers had to be served. There was not a single office between Regina and Saskatoon. Off to the north-east and north-west were the little offices of Craven, Carsdale, Wascana, Pengarth, Marieton and Strassbourg, but they really were only rural agencies for the distribution of mail, and all the real work was done at the Regina office. And splendidly was it accomplished. Mr. Whitmore knew every one in the widely spaced territory, and his devotion to duty, his executive ability, and his fine, sterling rectitude of character, made him an outstanding figure in the community. He was ably assisted by his sons, and the work of the office proceeded efficiently and smoothly.

As a young man Mr. Whitmore took an active interest in all field sports-an interest which never abated until the day of his death-and was at one time a noted equestrian. He loved horses and always had a fine driver or saddle horse in his stable. He was always a votary of the breech-loader, and whenever he could spare time from the exacting duties of his office, the fall days would find him afield with dog and gun. In the early days in Ontario he took an interest in militia matters and saw active service during the Fenian Raid, serving with the Lincoln Militia. He was in charge of the detachment that took the Fenian General from Fort Erie to Brantford jail. The U.E. Loyalist families who were established on the Niagara Peninsula were notable in the records of Canada. The Secords were neighbours. The Servos family, which

 

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