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—The Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital, built by the citizens of Florence, was opened to receive patients, August 8. The institution will accommodate thirty-two patients, and will be in charge of Dr. Luther T. Young.— The New Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railway Company Hospital, Fairfield, is practically ready for occupancy. This hospital has been built for the employees of the company and their families, and has a capacity of 350. Dr. Lloyd Noland, Birmingham, chief surgeon of the company, is in charge of the institution.
—Lieut.-Col. Seale Harris, Birmingham, is at present ill in the Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C., with phlebitis of one of the veins of the foot. He will probably return to