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WILL REBUILD AT HAVRE DE GRACE. Baltimore. Aid.. January 27. Announcement made from Havre de Grace yesterday that the Harford Agriculture and Breeders Association had let the contract for the reconstruction of the burned grandstand and clubhouse at its Havre de Grace track, is interpreted to mean that the men behind the enterprise have come to the conclusion that there is no danger of the present Legislature passing any measure that will interfere with their plans. Edward Burke, manager of the track, has been in this citv several times recently and has conferred with" prominent democratic politicians. He is supposed to have received assurances that there will be no radical race track legislation at this session, though. Governor Oohlsborough In his message recommended that stringent race track legislation be enacted. It has been suggested that if the tracks are to be permitted to continue operations in Maryland the state should exercise supervision over all of them and make uniform rules. V second suggestion is that the state should impose a tax upon a percentage basis, making the pari-mutuel svstem of betting compulsory and providing that eight per cent, be taken out as a toll, one-half to go to the state and the other half to the track. It Is estimated that his would bring into the state treasury more than 00,000 a year on the basis of the operations or last year on the three big .Maryland tracks. .