said, they sustained Miss Shaw; and the Ken¬
tucky secretary, and those whom she succeeded
in inoculating with her prejudices, resigned.
'Twas only a ripple,—some bewailing of lost
opportunity on the part of those who could
not or would not seize God's opportunity for
broadening and enlarging their own souls—
and then the wTork flowed on as before.
Susan B. Anthony and Anna Shaw are evi¬
dently too noble to be held in thrall by the
provincialisms of women who seem never to
have breathed the atmosphere beyond the con¬
fines of their grandfathers' plantations. It is
only from the broad plateau of light and love
that one can see \>ettj prejudice and narrow
priggishness in their true perspective; and it
is on this high ground, as I sincerely believe,
these two grand women stand.
As leaders in the woman's movement of to¬
day, they have need of clearness of vision as
well as firmness of soul in adjusting recalci¬
trant forces, and wheeling into line the thou¬
sand and one none-such, never-to-be-modified,
won't-be-dictated-to banners of their some¬
what mottled array.
The black woman and the southern woman,
I imagine, often get them into the predica¬
ment of the befuddled man who had to take