Clipped From The Morning News
, : , : - . 1,' i , ; , :. a On Canadian isle 4 Med to death pirate treasure by ' By AL ROGERS UPl Writer OAK ISLAND, Nova Scotia-Robert Scotia-Robert Scotia-Robert Restall had heard many tales of the $30 million in pirates' pirates' gold believed buried on this desolate island. ' Six years ago he packed up his wife and family and moved half way across, a .continent to find out for himself 'But 'the lure proved fatal Tuesday to Restalj, his oldest son and two fellow adventurers. THE 59-year-old 59-year-old 59-year-old 59-year-old 59-year-old former construction construction supervisor from Hamil ton, Ont., his son,' Robert, 24, and two friends, Cyril Hiltz, 16, of Martins Point,'iova Scotia, and Karl Graeser,- Graeser,- 40, of Mas-sapequan, Mas-sapequan, Mas-sapequan, N.Y.-, N.Y.-, N.Y.-, died in a gas-filled gas-filled gas-filled shaft.- shaft.- $ Four other members of the treasure-seeking treasure-seeking treasure-seeking group were rescued. ;. none had been so relentless and the Restall party victims apparently apparently were the first to die. RESTALL, whose mother, Mrs. Ann Restall lives in Yonk-ers, Yonk-ers, Yonk-ers, N.Y., moved his family Ihere six years ago and took a lease on the island, owned by M. R. Chappell of Syndey, Nova Scotia. The lease was due to expire at the end of this year. Sweenys mark 50th anniversary Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sweeny, 113 Hazeldell Ave., Minquadale, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary yes terday. The couple, who have spent all their married life in New Castle County, have three sons, Restall had dug a number of mon-, t. u T, lhA ZT , f He had decided his latest effort, effort, like the others before it, was another false trail. Gordon Hiltz, 17, brother Cyril, said Restall was using a gasoline engine to pump water out of the shaft before filling it in. BUT he fell into the 25-foot 25-foot 25-foot deep shaft and his son, Robert, fell trying to aid him. The others went in to help them. Gordon Hiltz said gas fumes from the engine had seeped into , the shaft. "I was lowered down and the gas hit me right away," he said John Jr. of Salem. N.J.. Gran They had been drawn to the ville oi Glasgow, Thomas B. of lsiana oy me juu-year-oia juu-year-oia juu-year-oia juu-year-oia juu-year-oia legeno. Cayce, S.C.; eight grandchil- grandchil- mat captain is.iaa naa secretea Mrcn and fjve great-grandchil great-grandchil great-grandchil a taouious gold , Booty somewhere somewhere on this half-mile half-mile half-mile long speck of land. Manv had come before but dren. Mr. Sweeny retired from the old Delaware Rayon Co. at New Castle in 1958. i graDDea at two men, out had to let go. ihey had to me up, 1 was too sick and1 a'zzv'" Her husband and son dead, Mrs. Restall yesterday pre-up pre-up pared to leave the island. "I never believed in it, never once," she said. "But it was! his dream. He was always so j sure, so absolutely positive there was something there, so I went along."