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Morning Advertiser (London)
14 August 1888

BAD FISH.-The fish delivered at Billingsgate-market during the month of July weighed 14,073 tons, including 4,869 tons delivered by water, and in the same period the condemned fish weighed 76 tons 2 cwt. Included in the bad fish seized by the officers of the Fishmongers' Company were 8 tons of haddocks, 9 tons of herrings, 2 tons 15 cwt. of lobsters, 18 tons of mussels, 8 tons 5 cwt. of periwinkles, 5 tons 6 cwt. of plaice, 1 ton 16 cwt. of shrimps, 5 tons 10 cwt. of skate, 6 tons 9 cwt. of whelks, and 10 tons 13 cwt. of whiting. The fish delivered at Shadwell-market in the same month weighed 1,137 tons. Ten tons of the whiting were immature fish.

Nathan Reuben, 34, a tailor's machinist, of 7, Plough-street-buildings, Whitechapel, was charged, on a warrant, with detaining a certain Polish woman, named Anne Goldstein, for immoral purposes.-Mr. Ratcliff, solicitor, defended.-Anne Goldstein, whose evidence was interpreted by Mr. Smaje, said that she had been living at 7, Plough-street-buildings in the prisoner's rooms for five weeks. She did not stay at the house of her own free will. The prisoner compelled her to stay there. She came to England four months ago from Poland. She was a married woman, but her husband was in New York. Her husband left her in Poland, and two months later she came to this country. During the first five weeks she was in London she lived with some of her relatives, and helped to keep house. She then left them to try and get into service. She met a young man, and she told him she was looking for a situation, and he took her to Reuben, who said he would give her food, and she was to sell her things, and to pay him for it. She stayed at his place, and slept in a room by herself. About four days afterwards the accused brought a man into the witness's room and locked the door. That occurred at eight o'clock at night, and the man said, "I was brought into this room by Reuben, and told I could do what I like with you." He threatened to murder her if she made any resistance, and they slept together all night, and the man left at eight o'clock the next morning. The accused then came into the room, and where the witness asked for an explanation of his conduct, he said, "I did it to get you food."-At this point Mr. Saunders said he thought this was a case that should be adjourned in order that the authorities might be communicated with.-The case was then adjourned and at the request of Detective-sergeant Thicke, who was in charge of the case, Mr. Saunders certified for legal assistance.-The prisoner was admitted to bail.