From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday 23
CHARGE OF GAMING IN A PUBLIC HOUSE
Henry Clark, landlord of the "London Tavern," Market Place, was
charged with unlawfully suffering gaming to be carried on in his house,
contrary to the provisions of his license.
The charge arose out of the assault case before the Magistrates on
Friday, when it appeared that beer had been gambled for with dice at the
house in question, and in consequence of a misunderstanding taking place
a fierce brawl ensued.
The defendant now denied that he knew the dice were used, and stated
most positively that they did not belong to him, and the evidence did
not conflict with this defence. It also appeared that the house was
The Magistrates, however, were of opinion, that whoever had charge of
the house on the defendant's behalf - his wife, as it appeared, - must
have been very remiss if the gambling went on unknown; but bearing in
mind the good character of the house hitherto, they find him only the
mitigating penalty of £1 including costs.