Washington City. Aug. 2.- A joint reso lution was reported to the senate yesterday authorizing the president to obtain inderanity from Venezuela for the Venezuelan Steamship company of New York for the seizure of one of their stearaers in 1871. Bills for a bridge across the Mississippi at Wi nona, Minn , and a public building at Jack son, Mich. , were passed. Also a bilí appro priating L30,000 for a monument to coni memórate the revolutionary battle of Princeton. The proposition to appropriate $10,000 to. look into the claim that Great Britain holds a large amount of Confedérate property was rejected. The sundry civil bilí was then passed. The minority report in the Jackson, Miss., election cases was presentei and ordared printed, and the senate ad journed. The house went into committee on the senate amendments to the army bill and nonconcurred in the orduance amendment. A resolution directing that the house will insist ou its disagreemeut to the ajnendments was offerecl, but pending the discussion of a point of order against it, the house adjourned. Washington City, Aug. 3.- In the senate yesterday Chairman Ingalls announced as the committee to inqure into commerce anc business between this country and Canada Hoar, Allison, Hale, Dolph, Pugh, Eustis and Blodgett. The committee on Indian affairs was instructed to continue its investigation into Indian matters. The flsheries treaty was then taken up and Riddleberge r deli vered a phillipic against it, a notable feature of the speech being great hostility to England. Morgan followed in advoeacy of the treaty. A bill was passed to provide an ad ditional associate justice on the Wyoming supreme court, and after a brief secret ses sion the senate adjourned. A short time was spent in tbe house on routine business, and then Sayres withdrew his resolution of instructions to t(ie house con f errees on the army appropriation bill. The senate amendments were then non-concurrec in, and a conference ordered. The genera deficiency bill was then taken up, but nearly the whole time was devoted to political debate on pension legislation. Hovey of Indiana charged that the Democracy from the president down was opposed to that sort oi legislación, declaring that the committees ol the house would not report the bilis before them, because they were af raid to be brought to a vote th'ereon. McKinney of New Hampshire replied to Hovey, and cited statistics to show that 359,000 pension claims had been issued during the last three years of Democratie administraron, against 191,000 during the similar period of Republican rule. Tbe "rebel flag" episode also came up, and then a shy was had at the tariff. In the afternoon a little progress was made on the bill, and at 5 p. m. the house adjouKned. Washington City, Aug. 4.- The senate devoted yesterday to the debate and passage of a resolution by Cullom instructing the inter-state commerce commissiou to investígate the alleged invasión of the domain of American commerce by Canadian railways and steamship lines. The diöiculty aimed at is the carriage by Canadian lines of commerce that "naturally" should be carried by United States lines, and in some cases the nullifieation of the inter state law by this invasión, and the resolution provides for an iuquiry as ;o wbetber any lines on this side are controlled by British compames, and whether discrimination is made on Canadian canals against American vessels, and what egislation is necessary. Cullom, Gorman and Mitchell advocated it, and Edmuuds rather ;hrew cold water on the measure, remarkng that goods would be carried ovor the ines that took them cheapest, and no government could change that. The resolution was passed, and Teller then spoke against the flsheries treaty, his speech being largely an attack on English methods and general commercial cussedness. The senate then adourned until Monday. The house debated the general deficiency jill, and au amendraent appropriating $1,300,000 for arrears of bounty and back pay was ruled out of order. A long discussion ;hen took place on the Freuch spoliation claims without action, and the house took recess until 8 p. m., at which time thirty irivate pension bilis were passed, and adournment was taken until Monday. Washington City, Aug. 7.- As soon as the journal was read in the senate yesterday ïdmunds offered resolutions expressive of the sorrow and sympathy of the senate over the death of Gen. Sheridan, accompanying the resolutions with a few words of eulogy of the dead soldier. The resolutions were unanmously adopted. Farwell introduced a bill rranting a pension of $5,000 per year to Mrs. Sheridan. Blair introduced a joint restAuion requesting the president to open nego;iations with Great Britain for the poitical union of Canada with this counry. On motion of Edmunds a resolution nstructing the finance committes to inquire nto the alleged cotton bagging trust was laid on the table. Vanee defended the flsheries reaty in a set speech. A presidential mesage announcing Gen. Sheridan's death was received, and Hawley ofïured a resolution to appoint a committee to attend the funeral, which was adopted, and the following named y the chair: Hawley, Manderson, Cullom, Stewart, Hampton, Gibson and Gray. The enate then, atl:55p. m. , adjourned out of espect to the dead general. The chaplain of the house in his opening rayer alluded to Gen. Sheridan's dsath, and hortly after the house came to order the president's message formally announcing the same was received. Hooker of Mississippi and Grosvanor made short eulogistic addresses, after which Hooker offered approriate resolutions, including instructions to he speaker to appoint a committee to take art in the funeral. This was adopted, and at 1 p. m. the house adjourned in memory of he deceased soldier. Washington Citt, Aug. 8.- The senate 'esterday passed the resolution for an inquiry nto the cotton bagging pool. Sherman then made an extended speech against the ratificaron of the fisheries treaty. The bill to retrict Chinese immigration was then takan p, but without action the senate at 6:15 p. m. adjourned. There was no quorum in the house, and the ay was devoted to debate on the bill to enble the executive department to particípate n the Ohio centennial. It was hmended so as to appropriate $350,000 to aid the negro xposition at Atlanta, Ga., next year, S40,000 or a departmental exhibit at Kansas City, nd providing for the use of any unexpended alance of the Ohio appropriation for departmental exhibits at Augusta, Ga. , and Riehmond. Va. Without finivl action on the bill he house adjourned.