PERSONAL. In accordance with the desire and intentions of the New York State Firemen’s association, as expressed at its recent convention at Elmira, the executive committee was authorised to present the retiring president, Thomas P. Hefferman, of Dunkirk, with a suitable testimonial of the appreciation of his services while occupying the highest position in the organisation. There has accordingly been presented to him, in the name of the association, a handsome diamond scarfpin. The Tampa. Fla., Waterworks company is understood to be negotiating for the purchase of the waterworks system established some time ago by Eugene Holtsinger on the north of the city. He has been supplying water to many persons at very moderate prices.