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Sev­eral claims have been taken at Blaauw­bank, near Rusten­burg in the Transvaal, where gold has lately been found, and the more san­guine prospec­tors pre­dict that it will turn out a re­mu­ner­a­tive field. Pretoria road near the City’s Na­tive town­ship. But the Royal and An­cient has ac­cepted John­son’s en­try for this year’s Open at Muir­field. With­out cer­e­mony or sor­row the last train will pull out of Cape Town’s old sta­tion to­day at 2pm on its jour­ney to Si­mons-town – just 101 years, seven months and nine days af­ter the first pulled out on its way to Welling­ton. All that will dis­tin­guish this sub­ur­ban train mak­ing a rou­tine run from all the oth­ers that have gone be­fore will be boards at back and front an­nounc­ing in red let­ters on a white field: “Last train from old sta­tion, Cape Town – 2 p.m., 13/6/1964.” Rail­way em­ploy­ees will be wait­ing at Wood­stock for the train to pass, so that they can be­gin im­me­di­ately with the work of con­nect­ing the Si­mons-town lines to the new sta­tion.

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