some early "hot dog" cites

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Aug 31 16:26:23 UTC 2005

I can't find that any of these have been in ADS-L before.  They aren't
antedatings, just early.

Massachusetts | Fitchburg | The Fitchburg Sentinel | 1898-08-08 p. 2 col
"-A West Fitchburg blacksmith was down town, Saturday afternoon, and
left his horse standing on Oliver street, while he visited a lunch wagon
for a hot dog."

Ohio | Delphos | The Daily Herald | 1898-03-19 p. 4 col 5.
"A hot dog fight occurred on First street, this afternoon, near the
canal bridge."  [maybe this one refers to two dogs, which were hot,
fighting each other, but since this is still winter, I don't think so.]

Georgia | Atlanta | The Atlanta Constitution | 1902-05-25 [from page 2
col 5 of "The Sunny South" insert in the Atl Constitution.]
 "Far should it be from any accurate chronicler to charge the 'varsity
man with being, like Ichabod Crane, a "huge trencherman," yet he is said
to have been discovered purchasing certain savory sausage sandwiches
between meals from a dusky vendor who conveys them about the Classic
City, and who, under the tutelage of 'varsity men, hilariously arid
persistently advertises them as "hot dog." "

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