From the North and West.
--Northern dates to the 13th have been received here.
The Best Tennessee Convention met at Knoxville
on the 12th.
Delegates from nearly every county were present.
made an explanation of his compromise with Jeff Davis
, and denounced the President
's acts as unconstitutional.
was elected President
of the Convention
made a strong speech, denouncing spectates in the bitterest terms.
made a strong anti slavery speech, in which he said if we had no slaves there would be few traitors.
A dispatch from Washington
, 12th, states that the railroad bridges destroyed by the freshet had been replaced.
New Orleans advices say that a large side wheel steamer had evaded the blockaders at Galveston
, getting in four thousand stand of arms.
It is reported that Bishop McClosky
has been appointed Archbishop
of New York.
A telegram from Cairo
, the 19th, reports that the rebel Forrest
, with a large force was advancing on Paducah
last night, in four directions.
Reinforcements have been sent there from Mayfield