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ABSURD ATTEMPTS AT "REFORM." •■A provmhm in the Gambling Bill before the Legislative Council of Victoria, Australia, which aimed at prohibiting newnrtapers from publishing the betting on races, has been struck out of the bill," sa..- the London Sporting I. i.e. A similar amendment to the present law forbidding betting on races in tin- state of Missouri, was Introduced to the Legislature at Jefferson City last month, and fast now there is in the hands of the Judiciary Committee of the City Council an ordinance intended to make such publications unlawful in Chicago. That such measure* are unconstitutional is hardly to i o questional, in tad the legal department of the city of Chicago has so nivised the local legislative body. The Ordnance, if is expected, will come up lor discussion iu the Council tomorrow night. I he Missouri Legislal me has given BO serious attention t the matter. It has not been heard of sime it was introduced. If it has gone into the hands of a sensible commit Lee. it is not likely to come out again.