Some passing interest for Australians is provided in the report of the death in Paris a couple of months ago of Adrien de Pachmann, son of the famous Vladimir de Pachmann. His mother was Maggie Oakey [Okey], an Australian pianist whom Vladimir de Pachmann married in 1884. She was the eccentric great one's only pupil. They were divorced, and later she married the celebrated French advocate Maitre Fernand Labori, who appeared for Dreyfus in the most sensational of all treason prosecutions in modern times, and also for the novelist Emile Zola in the case arising out of the Dreyfus case, which almost rent France in twain.