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    Short Stories—USA; Jun. 1890-Aug. 1959; Fred M. Somers, Harold Godwin (1904-1910), Doubleday, Page (1910-1937); monthly; smaller than standard format, initially 25 cents, converted to a standard pulp in Mar. 1910; editors Harry Peyton Steger (?-1912), Harry E. Maule (1912-1936); at first most of the stories—"25 stories for 25 cents"—were reprints, including translations; from 1910 it was transformed into a pulp adventure magazine.



    Short Stories [v1 #1, #1, June 1890] (The Current Literature Publishing Co., 25¢, 126pp, smaller than standard)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 1 · An Introduction and Explanation · Anon. · ed
    • 3 · An Odd Sort of Spectre · E. P. Mitchell · ss The Sun
    • 12 · The First Continued Story · Anon. · vi; translated from the Persian.
    • 14 · To the Hilt: A Case in Surgery · W. W. Morrow · ss The Argonaut
    • 23 · A Vision of Heaven · Anon. · vi Scottish American Magazine
    • 24 · The Shoemaker’s Nightmare · Rudolph Baumbach; translated by Mrs. Nathan Haskell Dole · ss
    • 30 · The Dead Ship · William Laird Clowes · ss Louisville Courier-Journal
    • 39 · Mirrored Revenge · Anon. · vi The Washington Post
    • 40 · The Fakir of Batignolles · R. M. Denig · ss Paris Figaro
    • 45 · Joe Rogers’s Death-Bed · Anon. · ss Detroit Free Press
    • 48 · The Tale of a Toll-Bridge · Patience Stapleton · ss Drake’s Magazine
    • 59 · Dead and Gone · Ambrose Bierce · vi San Francisco Examiner Apr 22 1888
    • 60 · The Story of the May Bug · J. H. Rosny; translated by Alice Ballard-Macdonald · ss La Revue de Paris
    • 69 · Direct Providential Aid · Anon. · vi Lewiston Journal
    • 70 · The Sign of the Golden Swan · John Ernest McCann · ss Once a Week
    • 79 · The Two Tear Drops · Anon. · vi San Francisco Chronicle
    • 80 · Doctor Gabriel’s Experiment · Anon. · ss Temple Bar
    • 89 · Bill Hempsey’s Recital · Opie P. Read · ss The Arkansaw Traveler
    • 94 · Doing-Up Caesar · Anon. · vi The Philadelphia Inquirer; given as “Doing Up Julius Caesar” in the Table of Contents.
    • 95 · Bleuette’s Looking Glass · Aurélien Scholl · ss The Boston Transcript
    • 98 · Peter Rugg, the Missing Man · William Austin · nv New England Galaxy Sep 10 1824; given as from Boston Galaxy.
    • 107 · An’ de Squinch Owel Squinched · A Carthaginian · vi Texas Siftings
    • 108 · Sir Toby’s Disappearance · Anon. · ss London Truth
    • 116 · The Toad’s Jewel Necklace · Mary Kyle Dallas · ss Fireside Companion
    • 119 · Truth in Death · Anon. · vi The Sun
    • 120 · Married for Both Worlds · Edmund Spencer · ss New York World


    Short Stories [v1 #2, #2, July 1890] (The Current Literature Publishing Co., 25¢, 118pp, smaller than standard)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 123 · An Introduction and Explanation · Anon. · ed
    • 127 · The Story of the Broker · Alexander Brody · ss Transatlantic
    • 135 · Padre Mateo Verdugo’s Cats · Amy Elizabeth Leigh · ss Pittsburg Bulletin
    • 138 · Look! The Phantom Child · J. M. Cobban · ss London Figaro
    • 147 · An Affair of Honor · Catulle Mendes · vi The Evening Sun
    • 148 · The Wedding of Glory Ann · H. C. Heverin · ss Philadelphia Saturday Night
    • 153 · The Fate of Half-Past Four · Fayr Madoc · ss The Argosy
    • 162 · Do the Dead Move? · Anon. · vi The London Tablet
    • 163 · A Little Mother of Sorrow · Catherine Cole · ss New Orleans Picayune
    • 168 · The Captain of the Nancy Lee · Anon. · ss (r); from London Wit and Wisdom.
    • 172 · The Burglar and the Butler · Anon. · ss London Truth
    • 182 · Ollendorfiana · Anon.; translated by Heinrich Gottfried Ollendorff · vi Paris Figaro
    • 183 · The Kiss of Sudden Death · Anon. · ss (r); from New York Correspondence Cincinnati Enquirer (sic).
    • 188 · The Saffron Fly: A Basque Legend · Anon.; translated by Alice Ballard-Macdonald · vi
    • 189 · A Silent Witness of His Crime · Richard Marsh · ss Belgravia
    • 200 · A Pork Bomb · Anon. · vi The Washington Post
    • 201 · Janet: A Little “Maverick” · Patience Stapleton · ss The Youth’s Companion
    • 208 · The Ryan Woman’s Suicide · Anon. · ss New York Sunday Sun
    • 213 · An English Satire · Anon. · vi Punch
    • 214 · “Sun Dust”: A Contagation · Opie P. Read · ss The Arkansaw Traveler
    • 217 · Daniel and the Devil · Anon. · ss Chicago News
    • 224 · Bouki and Lapin · Alcee Fortier · vi (r); from Louisiana Folk-Lore.
    • 225 · An Old-Time Tavern Brawl · “Q” · ss (r); from The Splendid Spur.
    • 229 · The Belated Celestial Soul · Catulle Mendes; translated by Alice Ballard-Macdonald · ss
    • 233 · Birds of a Feather · Eugene Field · vi Chicago News
    • 234 · The Watcher by the Dead · Ambrose Bierce · ss San Francisco Examiner Dec 29 1889


    Short Stories [v2 #1, #3, August 1890] (The Current Literature Publishing Co., 25¢, 124pp, smaller than standard)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 3 · Mr. Heaphey’s Ghost · Anon. (by Thomas Heaphy) · ss All the Year Round 1861, as “A Wonderful Ghost Story”
    • 14 · Queer New Yorkers · Anon. · vi New-York Tribune
    • 15 · Mis’ Alcina King’s Parlor · Edith Sessions Tupper · ss Chicago Inter-Ocean
    • 22 · A Dublin Hamlet · Rudyard Kipling · vi (r)
    • 23 · Incarnate: A Dream Duel · Franklyn W. Lee · ss (r); from St. Paul Eye.
    • 26 · A Successful Man’s Diary · Anon. · ss Macmillan’s Magazine
    • 38 · The Mystic Letter · Anna Bonus Kingsford · vi (r); from Dreams and Dream Stories.
    • 39 · A Hunt for a Man Eater · Anon. · ss The Glasgow Herald
    • 45 · The Wooing of Renee · Catulle Mendes; translated by Alice Ballard-Macdonald · ss
    • 49 · My Favorite Murder · Ambrose Bierce · ss San Francisco Examiner Sep 16 1888
    • 57 · A Song: Love’s Dying Dream · Anon. · vi (r); from La Lanterne.
    • 59 · Questioning an Eye-Witness · Camille Lemonnier; translated by A. C. Townsend · ss; translated from the French (Gil Blas).
    • 64 · Damp Temptation · Armando Palacio Valdés; translated by Dole · ex (r); from The Marquis Penalta.
    • 65 · From Octogenarian to Baby · Jose Antor; translated, uncredited · ss (r)
    • 75 · Illustrated Grief · Dorothy Lundt · vi (r); from Boston Commonwealth.
    • 76 · Madam Moulton’s Story · Adeline A. Knight · ss The Springfield Republican
    • 85 · Love Beyond the Pale · Rudyard Kipling · ss Plain Tales from the Hills, Thacker, Spink & Co 1888, as “Beyond the Pale”
    • 90 · An Enthusiast · Anon. · vi Le Petit Journal
    • 91 · The Dosing of a Demon · Anon. · ss London Truth
    • 95 · Mickey Finn’s “Darby” [Mickey Finn] · Ernest Jarrold · ss The Sun
    • 99 · A Fair Moon Maiden · Anon. · vi The Athenaeum
    • 100 · For Loisy an’ the Boy · Margaret Collier Graham · ss The Argonaut
    • 109 · The Cruise of the Starlight · Anon. · ss New York Sunday Sun
    • 116 · Dog and Baby · Anon. · vi (r); from Brooklyn Citizen.
    • 117 · Kislov: The Vampire · Anon. · ss (r); from “Parisian Police Records: Gaulois”.


    Short Stories [v2 #2, #4, September 1890] (The Current Literature Publishing Co., 25¢, 126pp, smaller than standard)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 127 · A Double Retribution · Ada Inchbold · ss The Argonaut; translated from the German.
    • 136 · Uncle Reuben’s Lost Love · Anon. · ss The Hartford Courant
    • 139 · An International Mystery · Robert F. Walsh · ss (r); from Enfield Chronicle.
    • 151 · Warned in a Dream · Edith Sessions Tupper · vi
    • 152 · My Friend Choupilly’s Nose · Jean Richepin; translated by A. C. Townsend · ss Gil Blas
    • 157 · An Event in Boundless Space · Garrett P. Serviss · ss New York Sunday Sun
    • 166 · “Skipped De Town” · Ernest Jarrold · vi
    • 167 · The Lady’s Iron Bracelets · Frank Barrett · ss London Truth
    • 174 · Held in Reserve · W. C. Morrow · vi
    • 175 · Vallett’s Mysterious Model · Paolo Martine; translated by Rye Johnson · ss (r); from Pittsburgh Bulletin.
    • 180 · In the Beginning · Gertrude Franklin Atherton · vi
    • 181 · Mehitabel: A New-Englander · Anon. · ss New-York Tribune
    • 187 · Turgenieffs · Turgenieff; translated by A. Shaller · vi
    • 188 · Great Krishna Mulvaney · Rudyard Kipling · nv Macmillan’s Magazine
    • 211 · Her First Theatre · Anon. · vi Louisville Courier-Journal
    • 212 · Buried Alive in the Ocean · F. B. D. · ss (r); from Alta Californian.
    • 216 · The Ambassador’s Diamonds · Anon. · vi (r); from “Parisian Police Records: Le Voleur”.
    • 218 · Rube’s Obituary · Anon. · vi Detroit Free Press
    • 219 · A Camp Fire Fish Story · Frank Wilkeson · ss The New York Times Sep 30 1888
    • 222 · A Fair Columbus · James B. Townsend · ss (r); from The Journalist.
    • 228 · The Thunder-Storm · Ananias II · vi The Evening Sun
    • 229 · “Two Bellies”: The Indian · Ned D. · ss Atlanta Constitution
    • 235 · The End of the World · Frank P. Stockbridge · ss The Washington Post
    • 238 · Discouraged · Anon. · vi The Arkansaw Traveler
    • 239 · No. 15,000 Guerrero Street · Alice Ballard-Macdonald · ss (r); from Portland Oregonian.


    Short Stories [v3 #1, #5, October 1890] (The Current Literature Publishing Co., 25¢, 122pp, smaller than standard)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 3 · A Suggested Crime · Leroux; translated by E. C. Waggener · ss (r); from The Mercury.
    • 8 · The Coombiambia · Alfred Balch · vi; given as “The Coombiambia Song” in the Table of Contents.
    • 9 · A Kentucky “Warning” · M. Quad · ss Detroit Free Press
    • 13 · Alone with the Pharaoh · Frances Albert Doughty · ss The Boston Transcript; given as “Alone with Pharaoh” in the Table of Contents.
    • 22 · A Voyage Round My Pockets · Lemoine; translated, uncredited · ss London Budget
    • 25 · The Life of “Little Jenny” · Anon. · ss The Chicago Tribune
    • 28 · The Lying Epitaphs · Guy de Maupassant; translated by Alice Ballard-Macdonald · vi (r); translated from the French (La Main Gauche).
    • 29 · The Sioux Maiden’s White Mare · Frank Wilkeson · ss (r); from Northwest Sketches.
    • 37 · Old Meek Avenged · Opie P. Read · ss The Arkansaw Traveler
    • 41 · John Huxford’s Hiatus · A. Conan Doyle · nv The Cornhill Magazine Jun 1888, uncredited
    • 60 · A Phantom Engineer · Anon. · vi (r); from Philadelphia Item.
    • 61 · A Mild-Mannered Oriental · Anon. · ss (r); from St. James Gazette.
    • 66 · The Two Doves · Turgenieff; translated, uncredited · vi The Speaker
    • 67 · A Curious Story of the Sea · Anon. · vi New York Mercury
    • 69 · The Gift of Corn · Anon. · vi (r); from St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
    • 70 · Fiddling Dan’s Conversion · Madge Morris · ss The Golden Era
    • 83 · Compromised · Anon. · vi (r); from Toronto Empire.
    • 84 · Old Mark Haverly · Sam Davis · ss (r); from Collected Sketches.
    • 89 · A Wedding-Trip · The Ananias Club · vi Indianapolis News
    • 90 · Major Cross’ Pretty Wife · Anon. · ss London World
    • 98 · The Earth · Theodore de Banville · vi (r); from Pastels in Prose.
    • 99 · Needed Watchin’ and Herdin’ · Dan Quin · ss Kansas City, MO, Star
    • 102 · A Nymph of Fire (“A Legend of Armenia”) · Marion M. Miller · ss
    • 107 · The Worm Turned · Anon. · vi New York Sunday Sun; given as “How the Worm Turned” in the Table of Contents.
    • 108 · Let Loose: A Ghost Story · Anon. (by Mary Cholmondeley) · ss Temple Bar


    Short Stories [v3 #2, #6, November 1890] (The Current Literature Publishing Co., 25¢, 124pp, smaller than standard)
    Details supplied by Denny Lien.
    • 123 · A Seychelles Cocoa-Nut · Alfred Muteau; translated by Alice Ballard-Macdonald · ss (r); translated from the French (Nouvelle Revue).
    • 133 · The Catnip Garden · Eugene Field · ss (r); from Pittsburgh Bulletin.
    • 139 · The Story of Ring Joe · Will N. Harben · ss The Independent
    • 149 · A Forest Cathedral · Anna Bonus Kingsford · vi (r); from Dreams and Dream Stories.
    • 150 · The Man Who Saw Nothing · J. M. Barrie · ss The Speaker
    • 155 · The Grave-Digger’s Daughter · Sacher Masoch; translated by E. C. Waggener · ss The Argonaut
    • 161 · His Revenge · Anon. · vi The Chicago Tribune
    • 162 · A More Than Royal Exile · Lemoine; translated by A. C. Townsend · ss
    • 170 · The Magnetism of Death · Anon. · vi Detroit Free Press; from War Sketches.
    • 171 · The Fairies of the Plains · James H. Connelly · ss (r); from Demorest’s Magazine.
    • 185 · A Swift Steer · Beem of the Ananias Club · vi Indianapolis News
    • 186 · An India Love-Making · Rudyard Kipling · ss Plain Tales from the Hills, Thacker, Spink & Co 1888, as “False Dawn”
    • 194 · A Real Bugaboo · E. M. L. · vi Pall Mall Budget
    • 195 · The Meditating Mandarin · Tsen; translated, uncredited · ss (r); from Le Voleur Illustre.
    • 198 · A Sierra Storm · Joaquin Miller · ex (r); from My Own Story.
    • 199 · A Modern Petruchio · F. A. Mitchell · ss (r); from Belford’s Magazine.
    • 209 · The Lost Albatross · Anon. · ss New York Sunday Sun
    • 216 · A Texas Ranch Store · Lee C. Harby · vi
    • 217 · Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense · Geraldine Bonner · ss (r); from Wit and Wisdom.
    • 224 · True Friendship · Jerome Becker; translated, uncredited · ex (r); translated from the French (La Vie en Afrique).
    • 225 · Gil Garay: Monkey and Angel · Dr. J. W. Palmer · ss (r); from Et Cetera.
    • 236 · The Constellation · Anon. · vi (r); from Omaha Republican.
    • 237 · Saved by a Bell Button · Anon. · vi (r); from St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
    • 239 · A Tennessee Wedding · Opie Read · vi The Arkansaw Traveler
    • 240 · My Fellow-Traveler · Anon. · ss (r); from English Tales of the Weird and Wild.


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