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FRIDAY. JANUARY 14. 1876. THE DYNAMITE PLOT, Thomson's Career In Europe America. and A Correspondent oi the London Daily News, writing From Bremen respecting the explosion, says: "The author of this appalling catastrophe died at Dremerhayen at 4,80 p, m. on Thursday last, death re sulting from the self-inflicted wounds. Alter being trepanned on Thursday morn ing his state was such as no longer to ad mit ol his undergoing a legal examina tion. The name William King Thomas, alias Thomson, under which he passed for many years, seems to have been fictitious. He refused to give any inUrmation respect pectiug his past life. In conversation hesaid he wasa native in New York, to w Inch place his parents had emigrated some thirty years ago. Another statement is to the effect that they went to New York some time between the years 1830 and 1840, and subsequently moved to Virginia.where he was educated. He taught on the Conled erate side during the secession war, and is said to have distinguished himself as a blockade runner between St. Thomas and New Orleans, lter the capitulation of Richmond he came to Europe, and lived ?artly in England and partly in Germany, n 1872 he resided with his iamily in the Hotel de Pologue, in Leipsic.in which city he lrequented the best society, and was particular intimate with the American Consul, with whom he one day went to a watchmaker, of-whom he inquired if he , could construct him a clock with a power ful hammer.which would run several days but the mechanic could not accomodate him. This mechanic still possesses (he card given to him by Thomas on that oc casion, bearing the inscription, 'Mr. Thom as, August Strasse.' About this time came to the Leipsic Easter Fair a c.lever maker of turret clocks named Fuchs, of Berne burg, who learned from a friend from Mohrstedt that an American in the August Stmsse could give him some profitable employment. Fuchs immediately pro ceeded to the address of Mr. Thomas, who was then living in elegantly furnished apartments. He described Thomas as be ing a tall, stately man, with whiskers cut in the English style. He was commission ed to make a clock which would run eight days. The order was not executed at the time, as Fuchs was not able to understand the broken German in which Thomas in structed him suQiciently to enable him to perceive clearly what was necessary in the mechanism of the clock. On the 9th of march, 1873. Thomas visited Fuchs in Berneburg, and informed him that he had been in Vienna, where ho was told tliaj only Fuchs was capable of constructing the work. He wanted tho machine to go for ten days without ticking,and also that the elevator or hammar which should strike the hour when the clock had run down should possess a concussion power of thir ty pounds. On being asked for what pur pose he required this clock. Thomas replied that he had many manufactories in Amer ica, principally of silk goods, and that the new piece ol machinery was intended to tear simultaneously a thousand threads. It was to be finished in April, and the workman was to name his own charge. For the better guidance of the workman, Mr. Thomas left with him a model clock, which he said had been prepared in Vien na. On tho 20lh of April, the work being completed, Fuchs went with it to Leipsic and met Mr.Thomas in the Hotel Pologne as arranged. The latter examined the me chanism thoroughly, listen with great at tenion to the explanation ol it. and ex pressed delight of the noiseless works. He tried the elevator, the fall .ol which was equivalent to the pressure of thirty pounds weight, and, indeed, was so that a portion of the veneer of the polished table sprang off. The clock ran ten days as ordered, and was the first thing of the kind that Fuchs bad ever constructed, he having hitherto only made watches and clocks to go eight days. Thomas subsequently or dered by letter twenty similar machines, from which it may be interred that he did not intend to be satisfied with the com mission of one crime. The model has been banded over by Fuchs. to the Court in Bremerhaven.From Leipsic Thomas made several journeys, and returned six months ago, when he settled with his iamily at Strehlen, near Dresden. Here, too, he stood In the good repute in the American colony. Having taken Fuchs, clock about with him on various expedition's it seems to nave got out ot order, as lie bad it re paired at a shop in Bremen. The explo sive material was probably purchased in America, to and irora which coun:ry he had made many voyages. He refused to divulge its character, describing it always as polishmg-powder" when registering it. Ho had wound up the watch on the day ou which the mosel was to depart, so that as according to his calculations, the , sbin would have been blown to pieces in mid ocean he himself had landed at South amptonwhere he intended to put his beavily insured cases and packages on beard. At Bremen he shipped a valuless barrel, stated to contain caviar, which was insured tor 8,000 marks. Judical searches have been made in Dresden, which have brought to light several iron cases which it seems were ordered by Thomas. These have, of course, been taken possession ot by the Court. Thomas most postively denied having any accom plice in his dreadful design. The suspicion that his wile knew anything of his infern al plan is groundless. Immediately upon the first telegraphio report ot his being weunded, before it was dreamed that be was the cause ot the explosion, she hur ried to his bedside little thinking to ar rive in Bremerharen at the very time when forty three victims of his heilish plot were being carried to their graves. She has moved in the very best society both in Leipsic and Dresden. Her evi dence, as well as her letters, show that she had led a happy life with the deceas ed. According to the Wescr Zeilung she did not mention ber maiden name on ac count ot regard tor her tamily and rela tions. She marled Mr. Thomas eleven years ago, but never knew anything of his iamily or connections, she does not even know his name to a certainty. She had looked up to him with love and confi dence never inquiring into his affairs. Shu considered him an honest, good-hearted man, although he was liable to extremes of temper, sometimes passing from great kindness to the utmost violence. He loved his children tenderly. And this is tho man who for years has been planning a diabol ical crime, and making preparations with the greatest nonchalance lor the execution of a hitherto uuparelled iniquity. His journeys to America separated him much from his wife. He probably brought his clock with him the last time he came over. He told his wile on leaving lor Bremen that he was going to Berlin. Mrs. Thom as.intended to retnrn to Dresden after the burial of her husband. The number of the dead amounts already to more than eighty ; altogether, in dead and wounded, the number ot victims exceeds two hundred. Traces ot bodies continue to to be found in the outer harbor. A private letter lrom Hamburg states that the explosion was heard at Oldesioe, in Ilalstein. During tho thirteen months ending Jan ury 1, 1876, there were pardoned trom the Illtnois State Penitentiary 134 criminals. 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