August 14 1888
At the Thames Police court, Nathan Reuben, 34, a tailor's machinist, of 7 Plough street buildings, Whitechapel, was charged on a warrant with detaining a certain woman, supposed to be a Polish woman, named 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. The witness did not stay at the house of her own free will; prisoner compelled her to stay there. She came to England four months ago from Poland. She was a Polish woman, and was married, but her husband was in New York. Her husband left her in Poland, and two months later she came to this country. The first five weeks she was here the witness lived with some of her relatives, and helped to keep house. She then left them to try and get into service, when she met a young man and told him she was looking for a situation. The young man took her to Reuben, who said he would give her food. She stayed at his place and slept in a room by herself. About four days afterwards the accused brought a man into witness's room and locked the door. The man remained there. In the morning the accused came into the room, and when 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 which should be adjourned for the authorities to be communicated with. The case was then adjourned.