Grange, James (New York, NY)
66 & 68 Duane St.
1893 Collection ABM prov.TJ
On July 6, 1893 The New York Times reported that James Grange was charged with
forgery and had fled the country. "There is probably $75,000 worth of forged
paper out, Mr Gilhooley thought. The liabilities will reach about $200,000 and
the assets are all in a maze." N.Y. Times 7/6/1893
"The failure of James Grange, the Duane street bookbinder, New York, who made
an assignment in June to his lawyer, Andrew Gilhooly, as a bad one. Forgery,
absconding and a dual private life are some of its fresher features.
On June 19 James Grange went to his lawyer in the most jaunty way in the world
and told him that he was unable to "meet his obligations." Since that day he
has not been seen by any of his anxious creditors, nor have detectives been
able to trace him. It is said that a hansom blonde, whom he frequently drove
out in his wagon with a pretty piece of horseflesh between the shafts, is the
companion of his flight."
..."He thought that the liabilities would far exceed the $100,000 limit. He
had heard of forgeries by his client, and he was not prepared to say that they
would not amount to as much as $30,000. There was machinery in the building
that cost $95,000." from: "The American Bookbinder" Vol IV, no.4 Sept 1893