If, however, he desires to keep his command, Senator Lane will doubtless use his influence in his behalf.
General Thomas Ewing has been assigned to the command of the District of Kansas, with headquarters at this post.
The border tier of counties of Missouri, as far south as Barton county, will be included in his district, He is expected to assume command of his new district in a few days, or just as soon as he returns from the expedition in pursuit of Shelby's raiders.
Major W. C. Ransom, of the Sixth Kansas Cavalry, arrived here on the 23d, with about four hundred men, direct from General Ewing's command, which he left at Neosho, Missouri.
He has come up for ammunition and other supplies for the troops with General Ewing.
He reports our men short of almost everything, and much worn from constant marching and skirmishing with the enemy for the last two weeks, He is one of the most experienced and efficient officers on duty along the border, and no better one could ha