HIGH COIiaiISSIOXEB'S CABLE. 1 (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) WELLINGTON, this day. Following is the High Commissioner* cable ilntcd London, April 17th: -Mutton..—The market Is quiet, but a better demand exists on aecoun-t of the low prices. Canterbury light weight Is scarce at 31d: heavy weight plentiful at 2 7-Sd; Nona Jslaud light weight, 2 5-Sd; heavy weisbts, -ill. Lamb.—The market is .-steady, and* fair business is doing. Stocks of lamb on handare heavy. 65,463 lambs arrived during the week from the Areenclne, and tre selling at 3 3-8(1; Canterbury lamb, 4|d; other than Canterbury, 4Jd. Beef.—The market is weak and Inactive. Hinds, 3 3-8 d; fores 2Jd. Butter.—A better demand exists for butter. The market is steady, and holders are firm. ProsDects are uncertain. Choicest New Zealand, 100/; Daulsh, 108/; Argentine, 08/: Siberian, 98/; Australian, 97/. Cheese.—Tlie market la steady, but without animation. White, 60/6; coloured, 63/. Hemp.—The ruarkot Is very quiet, and transactions are moderate. Ciood fair grade »v spot, £23 5/; fair grade on spot, £22; fair eurretu Mauiia on spot, £22; April-June shipments, good fall- grade, £23; fair grade, £21 H>/; fall- current Manila. £12 10/. The Manila output wus 20,000 bales. Seed.—A better demand exists for cocksfoot, and light stocks are on hand. Bright ck-iui, neveuteen lb seed, 82/, Wool.—The market remains firm. Bradford tops are quoted ns follows:—4o's, low crossbrt-ds I/Oil 44's, medium crossbreds, 1/li; 50's hultbreds, l/si; 56's, qua.rlei> breds, 1/81: tiO's, merinos, 2/1, Knurl UuDi. —The market is "quiet, and small business is doing, Ordinary to fair tbree-uaar(.er scraped, 185/; fair half scraped, 102/tj; brewn fair, half te three-quarter scraped, S7/6; bron'n pickings, comman t« grood, 50/! busk, fair to goad, pale and amber, scraped, 140/; stock on hand, 434. tons. Hops.—The market Is dull, and likely to continue so. Grain.—The market is firm, with an upward tendency. Wheat. —The market is strong, and all Btoi-ks are advancing. The market is greatly affected by reports of American speculation nnd the small amount coming forward from the Continent. Sew Zealand long berried wheat, on spot, ex granary, per quarter of 496 lbs, is quoted at 46/; Sew Zealand short berried ditto, 45/. Mo sup» pl.v Is on hand, and prices are nominal. Outs.—Xlie market remains Urns, and prospects are favourable. Now Zealand oats, short sparrow bills, ex granary, pa spot, per quarter of SS4 lbs, 26/; Xew Zealand oats, Danish, ex granary, on spot, per quarter of 320 lbs, 2]/. Beans.—A general aud active demand esista for beans. New Zealand, f.a.q., old crop, per 504 lbf=. 34/. l'eiw, —The niarketf? firm. >'ew Zealand partridge peas, per 504 lbs, 46/. :
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