19 AUGUST 1865, Page 3

The latest papers from New Zealand (June 14) are full

of a great official scandal. The facts, on which wu have else- where commented, appear to be these. General Cameron, weary of a war in which he has not succeeded—Maories very improperly not fighting according to regulation—wrote to Sir George Grey, denouncing it in strong terms. It was carried on, he says, for purposes of aggrandizement, in utter careless- ness of the lives of imperial troops. The Governor, who is as responsible for the war as his Ministers, " cut " General Cameron, .and, moreover, laid his letter before his Cabinet. The latter accordingly sent the General a memorandum, in which they quietly informed him that it " was their duty no longer to accept assistance so unwillingly rendered," for they could not hope " zeal and energy would be displayed by any officer, however distinguished, in support of a came which was branded by him with such severe reprobation." General Cameron is, however, not responsible to the Ministry, and the colony therefore, is in this pleasant position—that both the Queen's representative and the local Ministry are at open feud with the Queen's Commander-in-Chief. The situation is discussed elsewhere, but we must add here that the Horse Guirds cannot well defend General Cameron. The Crown at least will not abandon the principle that a soldier's business is to obey orders, not to dis- cuss politics. Suppose the Maories had been Russians, and General Cameron sympathized with their dislike to Mussulman rule in Europe?