On Arctic Ice.
LONDON. June 26
A wireless message from the Quest ex- pressed the opinion that it will he impos- ible to save the remainder of Nobile's party or the Swedish airman Lundborg for three or four weeks, afterr which it is hoped the ice will break up sufficiently for seaplanes to alight. The party is pro- visioned for a month, and other food can be dropped from aeroplanes.
Hopes of finding Mariano and his com- panions, who started across the ice, are fad- ing. Daily flights have been made over places they could have reached, but no traces of them have been seen.
An aeroplane from the Swedish whaler Roy continues a search, in which two Italian dog-team expeditions, with Norwegian guides, are joining.
Pilots of three big machines attached to the Citta di Milano are engaged on plans for a search for remains of the airship.
Absolute secrecy is being maintained aboard the Citta di Milano. Journalists have been warned off. Hopes are dwindling in regard to the members of the Italia's crew, and those with Malmgren, whose food must have been exhausted last week.
A message from Paris says that the search for Amundsen is pushing on. Commandcr Maiddalcna and Major Pcnzo are operat- ing by air in the vicinity of Svalbard Island and Cape Sud. Commander Ravnz- seni is searching south of Cape Sud. TEe Braganza chartered to explore the waters north of Svalbard will assist the aviators Holm and Larsen.
A despatch from Moscow denies receipt of wireless messages from Amundsen aboard the Malygin. The chief of the Russian expedition believes that Amundsen landed at Southern Spitzbergen unless he had an accident in the
An American woman who had hired the Hobby for the purpose of hunting in Green- land, has placed the vessel at the disposal of the Norwegian Government. The Hobby goes in the east coast, of Spitzbergen to search for Amundsen.
Count Nobile's detailed account of the wreck of the Italia throws light on the fate of the crew oboard the hull. He says that after the disaster he watched the dirigible for six miles. Later he noticed a column of smoke rising in the direction of the airship's drift. This he attributes to the firing of the petrol tanks or to oil fallen from the airship.
Count Nobile adds:--When the gondola hit the ice the impact was taken by the engine in the front car, where Pomella, the chief on tlneer, had been placed. Pomella suffered concussion, and later died. He was given
Count Nobile urges that the search for the party carried away on the hull of the Italia should be carried out within a triangle with its apex at the spot where the gondola party is now marooned, and a maximum distance to the base of the triangle of 30 miles.
Three aeroplanes are ready to carry out the search on these lines as soon as the weather becomes favourable.
Count Nobile states that Malgren's party has provisions for 40 days. They had in- strumcnts and maps, but no tent or firearms.