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CLOSE FORT ERIE FINISH TOP 0 TH MORNING GETS UP TO WIN BY A NOSE FROM SQUEELER. Several Horses Change Ownership After Winning-Early Light Goes to Meet the Saratoga Jumpers Track Gossip. Fort Erie. Out.. August 10. Top o th Morning today redeemed himself for his recent defeat when he came back and beat Squeeler a nose in the three-quarters handicap that served as the feature race of the Niagara Racing Associations offering at Fort Erie this afternoon. Squeeler set a tremendous pace, while Top o th Morning came from behind. The latter responded resolutely when called ou and just managed to get up in the final strides. News of the death of Joseph C. Yeager was received at the track this afternoon. His father was summoned from Saratoga a few days ago and was at his beside when the death occurred. The body will be cremated at 3:00 oclock tomorrow at the Buffalo crematory. The late Mr. Yeager was associated for .seven years with Charles Waltring, starting in as a sheet writer at a meeting at Little Rock and afterward liecame his partner. H. 5. P.edwell decided to send the juniper Early Light to Saratoga and the horse left in John Whal-ens car. Several horses changed hands during the afternoon. James Sands, J. A. Alexandra and R. E. AVatkins had claims in for Boxer and in the drawing Alexandra secured the horse for ,050. C. A. Crew claimed the Canadian-bred Oriana for 50 and B. Alexandra took Last Spark for 50 after he won the third race. G. A. Alexandra claimed Viley for . Mose Goldblatt has disposed of Royal Interest at private sale to C. E. Mikel mid Lew Marion has sold the two-year-old Geneva to G. Wilson and MeAdams to T. J. Harmon. Nine claims were put in for Peep Sight and G. A. Alexandra secured him in the drawing. Sam liouis claimed Hops. It. J. Brannon has turned Kieburne over to W. Perkins who will train him in the future. Jockey II. Jeffcott, who had the mount on Shepherdess in the seventh race yesterday, crushed the toes of his foot when he was crowded against, the fence soon after the start. His injuries will keep him out of the saddle for several days. John Whalen left for Saratoga this afternoon with the horses he shipped here from Xew York. Boots, which has been entered in stakes at Toronto, will probably be rested for that meeting. Before leaving trainer Whalen turned the filly Lily Heavens over to E. Rathman, who will race her on the Canadian circuit. Rathman had great success witli the Whalen cast-off. Maxims Choice. Whalen considers Rathman one of the most promising of the younger generation of trainers. V. Fenwick, who lost the filly, Marianao. out of a selling race a few days back, claimed McAdoo after the latter won yesterday. McAdoo cost his new owner ,050. William Garth. Harry Rites and G. P. Sherman will ship their horses from here to Ottawa. Four carloads in all will leave for the Connaught Park Jockey Clubs course at the conclusion of the Fort Erie meeting. E. G. Vivell, Edward Moore and F. S. Fogg will ship to Windsor tomorrow morning. Joe Edward leaves for the same place with the Mirasol Stables horses tomorrow night. William McLous, M. Herr and L. Lynch who motored from Detroit to Hamilton and then to Fort Erie, returned to their home in Detroit this afternoon. Archie Whyte. manager of the Valley Farm "Stud, owned by the Messrs. Hendrie, was a visitor at Fort Erie this afternoon. Mr. Whyte is one o the oldest of the Canadian trainers. He is the father of Edward Whyte who looks after Sir John Hendries horses. He reports that the stallion Martimas is still vigorous and in splendid health. Besides Martimas, Charles Edward also stands at the Valley Farm. Jockey S. Wolstenholm was an arrival from the hair-mile tracks. He will ride for the H. G. Bed-well stable. Howard Oots contemplates shipping tiie two-year-old Atwell to Saratoga. Atwell is one of the most promising of the youngsters racing on the Canadian circuit. Sea Beach developed a case of fever and was excused from starting in the sixtii race.