MRS. MADELEINE DICK LOSES HOME BY FIRE

New York Times

$50,000 Winter House Destroyed---$100,800 Jewelry Stolen
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CHARLESTON, S. C., Dec. 4---Mrs. Madeleine F. Dick’s Winter residence at Dixie Plantation, twenty miles from here on the Stono River, was destroyed by fire today while being made ready for the arrival of the owner. The $50,000 residence, which she had remodeled about four years ago, was in ruins by the time she arrived.

Mrs. Dick was robbed of jewelry valued at $800 on the train. A woman companion told of the theft and added that other jewelry estimated at $100,000 had been “recovered.”

Mrs. Dick, who was divorced from Enzo Fiermonte in 1938 and resumed the name of her second husband, Willliam K. Dick, from whom she was divorced in 1933, had planned to stay at the plantation for several months.

The fire apparently started in the coal furnace which had been kindled during the morning for the first time since last Winter.

Negro workers rushed from nearby residences to help remove contents of the residence to help remove contents of the residence but as the blaze spread rapidly they were able to save only a small part of the furnishings.

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