NEW CHIEF OF PHILADELPHIA WATER BUREAU.
John A. Vogleson, formerly first assistant engineer of the filtration bureau at Philadelphia, has been appointed chief of that city’s water bureau, succeeding Frank L. Hand, who resigned a year ago. Chief Vogleson was the only one of twenty-four candidates who passed the test examination, his average being 70.1 per cent. Up to the time of his passing that examination, he was employed by the city of New York to draft plans for a filtration plant for the metropolis. He was graduated from Cornell University, in 1900 as hydraulic engineer. In I’ebruary, 1901, he was appointed draughtsman in the filtration bureau, where he rapidly rose to be first assistant engineer. He superintended the construction of the Roxborougli, Belmont and Torresdalc plants, the salary attached to his new position is $6,000 a year.