Dissatisfaction Among the Blacks.
REPUBLICANS. — The Black Republican press appears to be generally dissatisfied with Lincoln's Cabinet. The Cincinnati Commercial, the leading organ of the Abolitionists in the West, says:
The War Department has done very poorly considering the tremendous resources placed at its disposal. The momentum of the North has done the work thus far, by forcing through the War Department the necessary measures. The administrative ability required in this emergency has been wanting. It is hoped that a hopeful change may be brought about soon in the Capital by the removal of Cameron and Wells from the War and Navy Departments who are very far behind the times.
No one ever suspected Cameron of honesty, but there were hopes that he had business capacity, and that in the position of Secretary of War, in these times, he would make a reputation for integrity. In truth, however he is very incompetent. — The greater portion of the really important business is performed by Gen. Scott, and Sec. Chase. Cameron attends to the stealing department. He has swarms of relatives about him, sons, brothers-in-law, and all that sort of thing. One of his sons is said to have made twenty-two thousand dollars in a single horse contract, and the details of the transaction justify the opinion that there was the most frightful dishonesty in the matter.
There is an organized band of thieves in Pennsylvania, that have stolen the clothes from the backs, and the food from the mouths, of the Pennsylvania volunteers, until several regiments of the troops of that State are ragged and half starved. These thieves are particular friends of Mr. Cameron. They have a house here, where they concoct schemes for plundering the government, and where of hot afternoons, they are in the habit of passing time by emptying a dozen bottles of champagne into a bucket of ice, and swilling until they can hold no more. The Pennsylvanians are being thoroughly aroused about the robbery of their State and troops by these scoundrels, and it is high time they were.
It would be of greater advantage to the country than to gain a battle, to have Cameron kicked out of the Cabinet. If a man of first-rate administrative ability had been in his place the condition of the army would have been greatly improved, and the operations of the campaign greatly advanced. When Gen. Scott sent the troops into Virginia the other day, he found that there were not means provided fit for the movement of ten thousand men ten miles into the enemy's country. The army is in motion now, but three weeks are gone.
Gideon Welles is a venerable and honorable man who might get along as Secretary of the Navy at a time when the U. S. vessels were sent on lazy voyages to distant seas, or permitted to rot in the home harbors, but he is not the man for the place now. He has no business talent or tact, and in the deliberations of the Cabinet is a perfect nobody and knows nothing. The real Secretary of the Navy is Capt. Fox. — A man of the very highest business talent is needed. The success of the war will depend greatly upon the efficiency of the blockade. It would not surprise me if changes were made in the War and Navy Departments very soon, for the necessity is obvious, and is heard on every side.