18 OCTOBER 1873, Page 2

The Cortes of Mexico have ratified two clamps. in the

Consti- tution previously accepted by the St.atesounnely, the total sepa- ration of Church and State, and the permanent expulsion :4* the Jesuits. As the Jesuits will not go, but only call themselves. some other name, and as the Church has been living for some time on fees, there is not much gained by that new law, which only compels the priests to increase their influence over the populace. It might make some difference in education if Mexicans cared to be educated, but that remains to be proved.