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Oak Bluffs Town Column: April 19

Soon after the demise of the Martha’s Vineyard Railroad, The Vineyard Gazette reported “Edgartown is in the swim with the other resorts. The first horseless carriage is here. The first to appear is the Locomobile of Elmer J. Bliss, of the Regal Shoe, who brought the vehicle down from Boston Saturday night.” On Saturday, August 4, 1900, it probably took Mr. Bliss 12 hours to get from Woods Hole to Boston, limited by roads built for carriages and horses.

Mulliken Manslaughter Case

The Mulliken automobile manslaughter case, which was tried before Judge Eldridge, of the district court of Dukes county, last summer, and which aroused great interest among Vineyard people and automobilists, will come up in the superior court at Edgartown the last of the month.

Edgartown Town Column

Edgartown is in the swim with other resorts. The horseless carriage is here. The first to appear is the locomobile of Mr. Elmer J. Bliss, of the Regal Shoe, who brought this vehicle down from Boston Saturday night. Mr. Bliss had his locomobile out on Sunday, and it worked very satisfactorily on our streets.