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From the North and West.

Dalton, April 16.
--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. Tom Nelson made an explanation of his compromise with Jeff Davis, and denounced the President's acts as unconstitutional. Wm. Helskell was elected President of the Convention. Daniel Trenbite made a strong speech, denouncing spectates in the bitterest terms. Andrew Johnson 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.

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