While our past winter was one of the mildest within the memory of man, it was very different in Southern Europe and some other countries, where frost and snow are seldom seen In Italy, the river Po was frozen over at Ferrara, the first time in the present century At Constantinople snow fellf or 14 successive days, and in all the Isles of Greece snow and frost were common Snow also fell in the Island of Malta for the first time since 1812 ; and on the shores of the Mediterranean and throughout various parts of Asia Minor, snow was seen for the first time in half a century