News of the day
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.