PERSONAL. Chief Frederick K. Kranth, of the Alameda, Cal, fire department, has just celebrated his thirty-fifth year in that capacity, and is the senior fire chief of the Pacific coast. He was a member of the old Rincon hose No. 6, San Francisco volunteer fire department, and was one of the first members of hose No. 2, of the present department, resigning to go to Alameda to reside. Since be has lived there he has taken a deep interest in fire afifaire, aud was one of the founders of the Citizen hook and ladder company of that place. He has done much to Increase the efficiency of the fire department. Chief Kranth is a prominent member of the Veteran Firemen’s association of San Francisco.