Miss Helen Gould was thanked in person by Secretary Alger for her share in the relief work done by the women of New York City in behalf of the soldiers during the late war with Spain.

The call was partly due to a woman's suggestion. The secretary has great faith in his wife, and when Mrs. Alger suggested that he call upon Miss Gould and tell her how much he personally appreciated her great generosity, the Secretary of War determined to do so. So, in spite of the weather that prevented his personal inspection of the transport Sheridan in Brooklyn, he drove to Miss Gould's Fifth-Avenue home.

The meeting between General Alger and Miss Gould was very cordial. Miss Gould declined to tell what the Secretary of War said to her, but General Alger was more communicative.

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On Christian Science
February 23, 1899

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