By the death of Lord WILTON one of the most  conspicuous figures in the
sporting and fashionable world has been removed from  the scene. The late Earl
succeeded to the title the year before the battle of  Waterloo was fought, so
that for nearly seventy years he had filled a  conspicuous  place in society.

   His popularity was great both among yachtsmen and  racing men, and his
annual "Derby dinner," on the eve of the great race , was  one of the events of
the season, the Prince of Wales usually being one of his  guests of late
years. That he belonged to a type of "our old nobility" which is  now becoming fast
extinct will probably be admitted by all.

   His ideas and tastes and associations all belonged  to an age which has
passed out of sight, and almost out of recollection. But he  had all the
instincts of the English gentleman and did something to keep up,  even in the
pleasure loving world which he frequented, a higher tone of   thought than that to
which is ordinarily prone.