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Southern Congress.

Montgomery, May 8.
--In the Congress, to-day, President Cobb read a dispatch from D. P. Hill, Commissioner from Georgia, announcing that the Arkansas Convention had passed unanimously an unconditional ordinance of secession.

Mr. Norton, of Florida, offered a resolution of inquiry as to the propriety of appointing chaplains to the navy. Adopted.

Mr. Ochiltree, of Texas, introduced a bill providing compensation to the disbursing officers of the several Executive Departments.

Mr. Conrad, of Louisiana, moved to appoint a Committee on Claims, which was adopted.

Secret session followed.

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