22 DECEMBER 1866, Page 2

The Moniteur of Wednesday contains what M. Fould is pleased

to call the Budget of 1868. Zadkiel on finance is not aery pro- fitable reading, but we may note that M. Fould thinks it con- venient to prophesy a surplus of 5,000,0001. for the Budget of 1868, which he may get, of course, -if nothing occurs to prevent it, just as Zadkiel may once in a while-make a happy guess. The financier is only guessing, though, as well as the astrologer.