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WINDSOR PEOPLE WANT RACING. Deputation of Citizens Go to Ottawa to Protest Against Plan, to Curtail Sport. Windsor. Out.. February 1.— Backed by a petition containing the signatures of more than 1.000 citizens of Windsor and vicinity, a deputation will leave Windsor Thursday for Ottawa to protest against the plan of Oliver J. Wilcox. M. P. for North I-:ss.-x. to amend the criminal code limiting horse racing in any one district in Canada to fourteen days a year. Under the present law the three tracks near Windsor are each allowed two seven -day meetings a year, and if Mr. Wilcoxs amendment is acted uiKiii favorably two of the tracks would have to discontinue operations. Last year the provincial government benefited to the extent of 882,806 from the license fee of ,250 a day paid by each of the tracks near Windsor, besides a five and ten cent war tax on every admission ticket sold. The federal government took part of the profit under the plan of Sir Thomas White, minister of finance, to tax incomes of companies.