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GZOWSKIE, Casimir Stanislaus (jov'-ske), Canadian engineer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia, in March, 1813. He is a son of a Polish noble, an officer of the Imperial guard. The son entered the military college in Kremenetz, in the province of Volhynia, when nine years of age, and was graduated there in 1830. In consequence of his connection with the Polish insurrection of 1830-'2 he was exiled to the United States, arriving there in the latter year. He supported himself as a teacher of French and German in New York for a time, and subsequently removed to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he studied law, and was admitted afterward to the bar of Pennsylvania. In 1841 he arrived in Toronto and became connected with the department of public works of Upper Canada. He has been identified with all the important engineering projects of Canada in railway construction, in river and railway bridge building, and in similar enterprises. The International bridge spanning the Niagara river, which is regarded as a fine specimen of engineering skill, was constructed by Colonel Gzowskie and Sir David L. Macpherson. He has been president of the Dominion rifle association, and in 1879 was appointed aide-de-camp to the queen.
HABBERTON, John, author, born in Brooklyn, New York, 24 February, 1842. He lived in Illinois from his eighth till his seventeenth year, and was educated in the common school. He then went to New York, learned to set type in the establishment of Harper and Brothers, and subsequently entered their counting room. He enlisted in the army as a private in 1862, rose to the rank of 1st lieutenant, and served through the war. He re-entered the employ of the Harpers in 1865, and remained there till 1872, when he went into business for himself, and in six months was bankrupt. He now became a contributor to periodicals, and was literary editor of the "Christian Union" from 1874 till 1877, since which time he has been on the editorial staff of the New York "Herald." His first literary work was a series of sketches of western life. His "Helen's Babies" (which one publishing house rejected because it was too small for a book, another because it was too childish for adults to read, and a third on the ground that its moral tendency would be bad) was published in Boston in 1876, and has sold to the extent of more than 250,000 copies in the United States. Eleven different English editions of it have appeared, besides several in the British colonies, and it has been translated into French, German, and Italian. "This book," says the author, "grew out of an attempt to keep for a single day a record of the doings of a brace of boys of whom the author is half owner." "Mr. Habberton's other publications are "The Barton Experiment" (New York, 1877);" The Jericho Road" (Chicago, 1877); "The Scripture Club of Valley Rest" (New York, 1877); " Other People's Children" (1877); "Some Folks," a collection of short stories (1877); "The Crew of the Sam Weller" (1878); "Canoeing in Kanuckia," in connection with Charles L. Norton (1878);" The Worst Boy in Town" (1880);" Just One Day" (1880); "Who was Paul Grayson ?" (1881): " The Bow:sham Puzzle" (1883): a humorous "Life of Washington" (1883): "One Tramp" (1884); and "Brueton's Bayou" (1886). He has edited selected essays from the "Spectator," "Tatler," "Guardian," and "Freeholder" (3 vols., 1876-'8). His first drama, "Deacon Crankett," was produced in 1880.
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