telegraph, telephone and messenger sub-departments. For these are now to be under government control. They would need to rebuild or change the interior arrangement of every post-office in the United States. Each would need new officers, familiar with these two new kinds of work.
In harmonism we have placed these as part of the department of religion, with the courier at their head. They are used to unite the thoughts and feelings of the people throughout states and nations; but the responsive unity of thought and feeling is an essential part of true religion. We cannot ignore universal wants.
The socialists would need to reorganize the navy department, for now it only includes war vessels and not those engaged in commerce. They would need to make over the department of agriculture; now it is merely nominal and has no provisions for supervising the agriculture of the nation.
And so of each of the few departments now in the national government. Each must be remodeled and new ones added. To nationalize the system of schools would save many millions of dollars annually. In the fifth chapter we have proved that the fundamental plan of our schools must be changed or they cannot be adapted to a true education, such as must exist in a new social order.
We believe that it is the part of practical wisdom to know beforehand what changes are needed in the social structure and to set these honestly and fairly before the people. The task of reconstruction will be great and far reaching in its results. But it is not difficult to understand and to accomplish.
The people are now accustomed to a complex social