Mr. Frick had another plan—a plan suggested by his successful encounters with the Connellsville coke-workers.
He was born in Connellsville, but spent the prime of his life in Uniontown, and on the road.
From Cumberland to a point in measure with Connellsville, on the Youghiogheny river, 51½ miles.
At Connellsville, Pennsylvania, a vein of coal was discovered which made coke of the very finest quality.
Before the era of railroads it was a central point for Uniontown, Connellsville and Brownsville.
The Chairman: Is the Connellsville fungus also diaporthe parasitica?
This might be a good occasion for me to mention the Connellsville fungus again.
Most of them are in the region about the upper Ohio River, and nearly half the total number is in the vicinity of Connellsville.
Those on the eastern portion of the road are of iron and were made at the foundries at Connellsville and Brownsville.
The panic of 1873, which laid low most of the Connellsville operators, proved Frick's opportunity.