less, with those you do not like. But we avoid all that in Ilarmonism by our methods of grouping, by the arrangement of groups in a mansion and of departments in the city.
THE PRINCIPAL STREETS are marked in the city
by barred lines. Twelve of these streets divide the departments, and twelve run through the middle of each one. Sixteen of the twenty-four streets run directly to the central ellipse, or square, so that the central buildings are equally accessible from all of the departments.
On the next page we have given an engraving of a single department to show the arrangement of its mansions, shops and store-houses; forty-eight of these are represented here. ( Of course the numbers would vary with the size of the city.
A LIMIT for the size of any city is just as proper and wise as it is for nature to set limits for the normal size of human beings. If men grew up all sorts of sizes, from six inches high to sixty feet, it would be extremely difficult to adjust houses and tools and other things to such a lot of variants. A city, like a man, may be unwieldy in size and thus lack unity of thought and efficiency of action. Two hundred and sixty thousand people are, perhaps, enough for the largest city, the metropolis of a nation.
A choice in the room, the home, and the associates is the natural right of every grown person, and, more than that, the home should he inalienable, so that no person could be deprived of his home, unless that person had committed a crime and become dangerous to society so that it was necessary to remove him to a place of security.