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From Charleston.

Charleston, Dec. 16.
--Everything quiet. Gen. Beauregard and Col. Harris, Chief Engineer, paid an official visit of inspection to Fort Sumter last night. No news of interest. An occasional shot has been exchanged during the day between the batteries. A heavy northeast blew is prevailing.


[second Dispatch.]

Charleston, Dec. 17.
--Four shells were thrown in the city last night. Our batteries opened heavily and silenced the enemy.--Nothing of interest this morning.

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