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    Clay [Spring 1922] (standard)
    Incomplete details taken from The Standard Index of Short Stories by Francis J. Hannigan.


    Clay [Summer 1922] (standard)
    Incomplete details taken from The Standard Index of Short Stories by Francis J. Hannigan.


    Clay [Fall/Winter 1922] (standard)
    Incomplete details taken from The Standard Index of Short Stories by Francis J. Hannigan.


    Clay [Summer 1923] (standard)
    Incomplete details taken from The Standard Index of Short Stories by Francis J. Hannigan.






    The Clever Magazine [v1 #2, August 16, 1902] (Maryville, Mo: The Clever Publishing Company, 5¢, 20pp)
    “A Story Magazine Published Every Saturday”. Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 3 · Story of an Ivory Tooth-Pick · E. A. Bondurant · ss; ambigious supernaturalism.
    • 5 · How the Night Express Was Saved · S. Annetta Davis · ss; plucky girl defeats criminals.
    • 6 · Girl Defies Lightning · Anon. · ts [Helen Louise Kneen]; ball lightning event.
    • 7 · Rope Smith’s Widow · F. J. McHenry · ss; a western romance story.
    • 9 · The Mysterious Birthday Box · Will S. Gidley · ss; criminal with infernal machine.
    • 10 · Editorials · [Various] · ms
    • 13 · Items of Interest · Anon. · ms
    • 15 · Resides in a Piano Box · Anon. · ms [James Thomas Bailey]
    • 16 · Odds and Ends · Anon. · ms
    • 18 · A Page for the Women · Anon. · cl


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #3, August 23, 1902] (Maryville, Mo: The Clever Publishing Company, 5¢, 20pp)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien from Table of Contents at Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 3 · A Juggler of Souls · Houston Stevenson · ss; clairvoyant, not clear from fragment if fantastic or not.
    • 6 · So It Was Written · Mrs. K. S. Ulmstead · ss
    • 8 · Pussy Wants a Corner · Jack Joy · ss
    • 12 · The Louisiana Purchase World’s Fair at St. Louis, 1904 · Anon. · ar
    • 13 · Government Building · Anon. · ar
    • 14 · Items of Interest · Anon. · ar
    • 15 · A Page for the Women · Anon. · ar
    • 16 · Odds and Ends · Anon. · ms


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #4, August 30, 1902] (Maryville, Mo: The Clever Publishing Company, 5¢, 20pp)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 3 · Black Nicholas · Elisa Leichter · ss
    • 6 · Phantom Faces · L. Elsworth · ss
    • 8 · Louisiana Purchase World’s Fair · Anon. · ar
    • 10 · [untitled page of jokes and poems] · [Various] · ms
    • 11 · Episodes and Incidents in the Lives of Noted People · Anon. · ms
    • 13 · Development of Life and Character · O. W. Lawrence · ar
    • 15 · A Page for the Women · Anon. · cl
    • 16 · Odds and Ends · Anon. · ms


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #6, September 13, 1902] (Maryville, Mo: The Clever Publishing Company, 5¢, 20pp)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 3 · An Early Engagement · Max Heinze · ss
    • 5 · Episodes and Incidents in the Lives of Noted People · Anon. · ms; given as “Episodes and Incidents in the Lives of Noted Men” in the Table of Contents.
    • 6 · A Woman’s Intution · Jack Joy · ss
    • 7 · Doolittle’s Masterpiece · Anon. · ss
    • 9 · The German Empress Ignored by the Germans · Anon. · ar [Princess Augusta Victoria]
    • 10 · [untitled page of jokes and poems] · [Various] · ms
    • 10 · In the Darkness · Lilian Lauferty · pm
    • 10 · Trailing Arbutus · Mary Austin Low · pm
    • 11 · Courting by Contretemps · L. M. Montgomery · ss
    • 13 · Items of Interest · Anon. · ms
    • 14 · A Friend of the Late John Mackay Tells Why He Was Loved · Anon. · ar [John Mackay]
    • 15 · A Page for the Woman · Anon. · cl
    • 16 · Odds and Ends · Anon. · ms


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #7, September 20, 1902] (Maryville, Mo: The Clever Publishing Company, 5¢, 20pp)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 3 · Calling a Spade a Spade · Rye Johnson · ss; love story.
    • 5 · An Australian Christmas · Anon. · ss The Australian
    • 6 · Over the Fence · Elliot Walker · ss; love story.
    • 8 · The Fatal Letter · Oliver Percy Manlove · ss; love and madness.
    • 10 · [untitled page of jokes and poems] · [Various] · ms
    • 10 · The Land of Make-Believe · R. M. E. · pm St. James Gazette
    • 11 · Sixteen to One · H. M. Wilton · ss; hillbilly politics.
    • 14 · Items of Interest · Anon. · ms
    • 15 · A Page for the Women · Anon. · cl
    • 16 · Odds and Ends · Anon. · ms


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #8, September 27, 1902] (Maryville, Mo: The Clever Publishing Company, 5¢, 20pp)
    The Table of Contents promises a “Special Fiction Number Next Week”. Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 3 · The Secret of Indian Lake · Julian Stanford · ss; peasant love and death.
    • 6 · The Raw-Hide’s Mark · John D. Crisp · ss; crime in the mines of Colorado.
    • 8 · A Tragedy in Camp · A. J. M. Dougall · ss; pathetic fugitive in logging camp.
    • 10 · Quaint Bits of Life · Anon. · ms
    • 11 · A Dead Self · Beatrice Heron-Maxwell · ss Outlook (London); suicide averted.
    • 14 · People in the Lime-Light of Publicity · Anon. · ms
    • 15 · A Page for the Women · Anon. · cl


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #9, October 4, 1902] ed. C. L. Robinson (Maryville, MO: The Clever Publishing Co., 5¢, 18pp)
    “Special Autumn Fiction Number”. Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 3 · The Glendwelling Mystery · J. L. Charles · ss; small town disappearance, murder assumed but not so.
    • 6 · An Episode of the Carnival · Charles Stewart Booth · ss; love rivalry and plots in Venice.
    • 9 · On the D.Q. Ranch · Francis Wilson · ss; tragic love of a cowboy and a Morman girl.
    • 10 · The Rescue of Connelly · Alfred Henry Lewis · ss; horse-race gambling.
    • 12 · Justice Among Birds · Rye Johnson · ss; other birds mob and slay a butcher bird.
    • 13 · Twice Baked · Anon. · ss; native bully seeks to wreck Argentine railway project.


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #10, October 11, 1902] ed. C. L. Robinson (Maryville, MO: The Clever Publishing Co., 5¢, 16pp)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 1 · A Memory or After Years · Ella Essex Don Lavy · ss; romance of an old man with a shameful secret.
    • 4 · To the Rank and File · Leo Crane · ss; soldiery, “copyrighted 1902 by Robert Howard Russell.”
    • 6 · Tom Laikin, Tenderfoot · John D. Crisp · ss; plans to fleece a rich stranger go awry.
    • 8 · Important Invention · Anon. · ar; the “Cullen Ball Bearing Rifle Gun.”
    • 9 · The Woman’s Department · Anon. · cl


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #11, October 18, 1902] ed. C. L. Robinson (Maryville, MO: The Clever Publishing Co., 5¢, 16pp)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 1 · The Loaded Cane · Henry M. Wiltse · ss; dispute over an estate, will was hidden in cane.
    • [pp. 3-6 are missing from the online copy]
    • _ · The Red Hunger · James J. Roche · ss; title given on cover, so presumably on missing pages.
    • 7 · My Experience as a Burglar · R. L. Black · ss; enters house by pretending to be a corpse.
    • 8 · Freeling’s Dilemma · Anon. · ss; poverty threatens his varsity cricket career.
    • 12 · The Woman’s Department · Anon. · cl


    The Clever Magazine [v1 #12, October 25, 1902] ed. C. L. Robinson (Maryville, MO: The Clever Publishing Co., 5¢)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 1 · As Well Lucky as Rich · Frances Wilson · ss; “how can you support my daughter?”
    • 3 · The Light Still Shone · Charles Edward Rich · ss
    • 4 · Amos Park, Skin Flint · Henry M. Wiltse · ss
    • 6 · The Man She Could Love · Kenneth Brown · ss
    • 7 · Items of Interest · Anon. · ss
    • 8 · Midsummer Madness · Judith Spence · ss
    • 10 · The Women’s Department · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · Clever Stories of Noted People · Anon. · cl
    • 13 · Some Good Short Stories · Anon. · ms


    The Clever Magazine [v1, #13(?), November 1, 1902] ed. C. L. Robinson (Maryville, MO: The Clever Publishing Co., 5¢, 16pp)
    apparently either a combined Nov. 1/8 issue, unless the magazine skipped an issue or misnumbered the issue following, or (most likely?) if the larger 15 Nov issue was a double issue. [bound in with the above very fragmentary issue; no cover or p.1 for this one , and thus no idea of exact date; title of fragmentary story found on continuation] Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 1 · Witch’s Night on Lost Mountain · Rye Johnson · ss; a gold miner’s romance, aided by advice of a ghost.
    • 4 · Sheeney Mike’s Diamonds · E. C. Delavan · ss; smuggling, “copyrighted 1902 by Robert Howard Russell.”
    • 6 · The Picture Beautiful · Florence S. Thompson · ss; country romance under false pretenses.
    • 8 · Polly Atkins · Anon. · ss Truth; war games between men and military-minded women.
    • 11 · Clever Stories of Noted People · Anon. · cl
    • 12 · The Woman’s Department · Anon. · cl


    The Clever Magazine [v1, #14, November 15, 1902] ed. C. L. Robinson (Maryville, MO: The Clever Publishing Co., 5¢, 30pp+)
    “Special Thanksgiving Number”. Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 3 · That Girl from Nodaway’s · Rye Johnson · ss; romance and peril in a winter lumber camp.
    • 6 · Kananka Loa · T. Jenkins Hains · ss; South Pacific strife, “copyright 1902 by Robert Howard Russell.”
    • 9 · In the Land of the Big Red Apple · Anon. · ss; memories of woman growing up in Missouri.
    • 13 · An Affair of the Area · Anon. · ss; romance among servants on English estate.
    • 16 · Her Mother’s Husband · Henrietta R. Hinckley · ss; epistolary; love triangle—daughter, mother, and mother’s suitor
    • 19 · Clever Stories of Noted People · Anon. · cl
    • 20 · Hindoo Injuns at Lett’s Corner · W. A. Curtis · ss; conmen, “copyrighted 1902 by Robert Howard Russell.”
    • 23 · A Page of Poetry · [Various] · pm
    • 24 · Some Manila Statistics · Anon. · ar
    • 25 · The Woman’s Department · Anon. · cl


    The Clever Magazine [v2 #1, January 1903] (Kansas City, MO: The Clever Publishing Co., 10¢, 106pp+, cover by Thompson & Slaughter)
    “Clever Stories by Clever Writers for Clever People”. Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • 9 · The Whistle’s Wail · John D. Crisp · nv; framed man clears himself of theft accusation.
    • 29 · The Shadowgie of the Silver Witch · Emma S. Arheart · ss; western railroading and mining, another innocent man clears himself.
    • 38 · The Treasure Trove Committee [Treasure Trove Committee] · Anthony Gould · ss; detective’s tale of struggle over wonderful new explosive.
    • 48 · The Fruit of Life · V. M. Brady · pm
    • 49 · “In Spite of All” · Clara E. Baumhoff · ss; whom shall she marry?
    • 52 · Re-Incarnation of Doggan · Owen McAllen · ss; hobo, once trusted, regains status as good railroad man.
    • 60 · The Nymph of Titi Swamp · Will M. Hundley · ss; doomed romance with bootlegger’s daughter.
    • 66 · Individuality · Frederic Fortune · pm
    • 67 · The Leper Scourge in Honolulu · H. B. Metcalf · ar
    • 71 · One Way of Doing It · L. E. Frankforther · ss; a suicide club—this year’s candidate changes his mind.
    • 74 · Alice Strickland · W. O. Graham · ar; memories of colorful Alaskan characters.
    • 79 · The Troubles of Dan Boggs · Alfred Henry Lewis · ss; humorous western misadventures, heavy with dialect.
    • 83 · The Hope · Ada Dot Allen · pm
    • 84 · A Touch of Memory · Vachael Claire Walters · vi; memories stirred by music.
    • 86 · An Underground Dividend · Henry M. Wiltse · ss; poor Southern family reimbursed for slaves they had lost to the Underground Railroad,
    • 92 · Books Received · Anon. · ms
    • 93 · Birds of a Feather · Alexander Bruce · ss; the romance of a rogue.
    • 100 · A Saint and a Sinner · Josephine D. Daskam · ar; memories of St. Nicholas magazine and other children’s classics.
    • 103 · An Amateur Palmist · Florence A. Cowles · ss; disguises as fortune teller to win her mate.



    The Clever Magazine [v2 #3, March 1903] (Kansas City, MO: The Clever Publishing Co., 10¢, 94pp+, cover by Thompson & Slaughter)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien from Hathi Trust or Google Books.
    • fps. · The March Girl · Metta Koogler · fp
    • 205 · Treasure Trove Committee Series: II. Gilligan, the Secret Service Man [Treasure Trove Committee] · Anthony Gould · ss
    • 215 · In His Own Coin · Florence McCallen · ss; alleged humor in “colo’ed” dialect.
    • 220 · “The Inconsistency of Mind and Heart” · Eleanor Deane · ss; romance among the idle rich.
    • 222 · Missed · Henry M. Wiltse · hu
    • 223 · Maurice · Catherine K. Ziegler · ss; cruel Jewish father dies of shock on learning his son has converted to Christianity; dialect.
    • 227 · The Rise and Fall of Napoleon · Alec Bruce · ss; lover not willing to marry; much French dialect.
    • 231 · “Jamie” · Melville Irvin Arni · ss; urchin becomes winning jockey; some urchin dialect.
    • 236 · His Honest Opinion · Henry M. Wiltse · hu
    • 237 · A Man, His Wife, and Another Man · Thomas Howell Heath · ss; love triangle and attempted murder.
    • 241 · Serenade · Florence A. Jones · pm
    • 242 · Miss D’Arc’s Aunt’s Nephew · Ewan Macpherson · ss; lady helps charming criminal dodge the law.
    • 246 · Neglected Duty · Henry M. Wiltse · hu
    • 247 · The Land of Ideals · W. O. Graham · ar; the heritage of classical Greece.
    • 254 · The Food of Love · Lydia Felicia Perkins · ss; new cook is far more than she appears.
    • 261 · Luck of a Four-Leaf Clover · Vachael Claire Walters · ss; soppy June romance.
    • 264 · The Changed Key · Emma Upton Vaughn · ss; operatic aria contest out west.
    • 268 · Little Fist · Mary H. Pelishek · ss; quarrels among young boys in Michigan lumbermill town.
    • 271 · “Stubby” · John D. Crisp · ss; poor but honest urchin proves to be rich man’s unknown grandson.
    • 278 · Dan Cupid’s Error · Ella Essex Don Lavy · ss; given as by Ella Essey Don Lavy;; married couple separate; pride, drunkness, reconciliation.
    • 286 · Juggernaut, Ancient and Modern · Henry M. Wiltse · pm
    • 287 · “My Knight of the Cameo Ring” · Clara Estelle Baumhoff · ss; perhaps in love with a ghost?—but rationalized.
    • 291 · Under Cover of White · L. E. Frankforther · ss; meeting with estranged wife he had thought dead.
    • 294 · A History Lesson · Henry M. Wiltse · hu
    • 295 · A Disciple of Publicity · B. Israeli, B.A., M.D. · ss; defense secrets compromised to trusted lover.


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