Personal. John W. McKay, who has been acting chief engineer in Brooklyn, has been shifted to the borough of Richmond (Staten Island) new waterworks. His salary will continue to be $5,500. Herbert Heston, superintendent of the Pennsylvania Railroad company’s fire-protection service at Philadelphia, who has had a long siege of illness, is in excellent shape again. He contracted a severe cold in December, 1907. while directing a fire in the company’s sheds. It developed into pleuro-pneumonia, which confined Mr. Heston to his home until May last, when he again took command of his department.