Personal Items. Commissioner George C. Hale, whose term of Water and Fire Commissioner expired a short time ago, has been recommissioned for three years. No doubt Kansas City has discovered that Mr. Hale is a thoroughly qualified man for the position. It is a singular coincidence that during the past few days three fire department chiefs should drop dead while on duty. They are John M. Sherwood, of Neosho, Mo.; George W. Petty, of Alexandria, Va., and George E. Sturtevant, of Stoneham, Mass.