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Latest from the North.
California Secessionists attempt to Seize the arsenal.
Lincoln in good spirits:
[from our Special Reporter]

Fredericksburg, April 3.
--The New York Herald, of Tuesday last, the 31st of March, has been received.

If admits the abandoning and burning of the steamer Mississippi in attempting to pass the Port Hudson batteries. The Hartford and Albatross got by. This, it claims, enables Farragut to cut the Confederates off from all point's west of the Mississippi. The land force availed nothing.

Gen. Hocker was in Washington on Monday.--He chatted with Lincoln, and returned the same night to the army.

The army of the Potomac is said to be in fi plight, and ready to move at any time.

Lincoln is in fine spirits, and says the rebels are nearly exhausted; their provisions are giving out and their fluencies are about to collapse, whilst he has an abundance of means and subsistence.

Three vessels, loaded with Enfield rifles and munitions of war, have arrived in New York as prizes.

A great Union meeting was to have been held in Washington on Tuesday.

There are rumors of an attempt among the Secessionists of California to seine the arsenal of that State.

A foraging party has returned from Northern Neck with a large number of civilians, prisoners, and a number of stolen horses and mules, and any quantity of bacon, pork, oats, and wheat.

The Ericsson has arrived at Fort Royal, S. C. with a marine nondescript called the "Devil," which is designed to clear out the channel

Gold is quoted in New York at 147, Exchange 163.

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