boat fired into by a Sentinel.
Charleston, Jan. 23.
--The sentry on the reach at Sullivan's Island
fired into a boat from Fort Sumter
, Monday night, with three men in it. As it approached the beach, with muffed oars, the sentry hailed them and warned them off. Not being obeyed, he fired into the boat, whereupon it turned and went away.
Soon after, a noise was heard at Fort Sumter
like the hauling up of a boat.
One of the men in the boat is said to be wounded badly.
Those in the boat are supposed to have been deserters from the Fort
Some of the wildest thinkers suppose it was a desperate attempt to run the gauntlet of the sentry and spike the guns of the battery.
Yesterday, the Senate refused an appropriation to running a submarine telegraph in the harbor to connect the forts.
The War Department of South Carolina
can do it when it thinks necessary.
, of Mississippi
, was expected here last night, and preparations were made to welcome him. He is highly spoken of for President
of the Southern Confederacy.
The Legislature won't adjourn before Friday or Saturday.
The State Convention will then re-assemble.
The Governor is in receipt of many insulting letters from the North
A young man from the North
has offered his services to the Governor
for the South Carolina
Navy, and been accepted.