Win. Jcnney. secretary of state, senus us the following : "Crop and stock rcports receiveil at tliis office from 908 tovnliips sliow tliai theiv were 1,860,024 sheep shearcd " 1880, yii-Klinii 10.i:,581 pouiuls of WL This is an aYcrajre of 5 44-100 pounds perhead. Tlie reporte also riMM tliat tb niiiiiber of slici'p in tlie same townsliips in 9Si was 1,979,203, which is 6.41 per cent more tlian the nuinber sheared in 1880. If tlifrc lias been a corresponding inireas1 in the renuioiag 107 townsliip-, there will le 9,018,808 -hcip sluaicd in the state tlie pnwat year, and the total clip at tlje above murare per hrail u ill bc lll,'J71,l ; ponniU.