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Catholic Indeed (Continued From Page l) doublera and if doubt is right then we »re wrong. "In recent years the doubters have occupied a conspicuous place in the history of the world. James Russell K^owell said that doubt was the devil of the Nineteenth century. It has in Large circles become a prevalent state of mind. A noted Roman writer in a recent work said that men were now as proud of doubt as men were formerly proud of faith. »I sometimes seems as if in certain »circles it is bad form to believe. Men ao longer tell what they believe but what they do not believe. Some men who are members of Christian 'rJmrches no longer say the Apostles Oreed without mental reservations. .-und sometimes a pastor after preach ing some gospel truth is confronted by a man who questions the narrative and beginning his objection with 'I THE ELGIN SIX $1195 f.o. b. Twin Falls, Idaho The Greatest Car Value of the Day Come and look the car over, see the beautiful lines. Start in at the radia tor, graceful, of the honeycomb type. Under the bonnet you find a Falls valve in head motor, powerful but very saving in fuel. In the clutch you find the famous Borg and Beck clutch same as in many high grade and high priced cars. A unit power plant with a sturdy transmission amidship. Large propeller shaft with two universal joints. Rear axle full floating type by a well known and standard builder of rear axles. Rims are the latest Standwell type, 33x4 casings. Our new home is at 317 to 321 Main Avenue West. Cars on display. Pacific Motor Gar Co D. W. BRUNK REAL ESTATE CO. * SALMON RIVER LANDS A SPECIALTY Lands Bought and Sold Located in Col. H. B. Lue's Office in the Corcoran Block, 219 Shoshone St. South. OVER ALL THE TOWN is the quality of the food and the excellence of the service of this restaurant known. Once you enjoy one of our perfectly served and cooked dinners, we'll take our chances on your returning again and again, besides telling your friends about No exorbitant prices us. here either. MODEL CAFE ROT M£RC£R, Proprietor 124 Shoshone Street West - suppose I am very heretical.' pause« to secure the applause of the nailery. The hero of the modern novel is the Doubt is canonized and be lt requires more doubter. lief analhemized. bravery to say *1 believe' than it does to say *1 doubt' and yet the doubter manages to pose as the hero, cause there has been a great material progress during the age of doubt the doubters, assuming falsely that be cause two things exist together they must necessarily depend in some way j on eac h other. This of course, is un Day and night follow one an I other but do not depend on one an other anil the sensible American does [ true, 1 not believe the politician who says that all the prosperity in the country j i s d ue to the fact that his party is in Be power. "Men today doubt the existence of God, the truth of the Bible, sickness, death, even the very existence of the doubter. in the parlor, echoed in the press, taught In schools, even sometimes preached in the pulpit. One celebrat Doubt has been whispered ed writer said doubt turned the wheels another said doubt had done more for the world than faith. of progress. "It is well therefore that we examine all these statements of the doubters before we dedicate this church in or der that we may determine whether doubt has been the cause of progress drag on the wheels of progress, or a Doubt has enjoyed the patronage of modern philosophy. When we begin the study of modern philosophy we meet first the name of Des Cartes. Ed ucated by the Jesuits, he was well versed in the scholastic philosophy, but beginning to doubt its truth lie Ue termined to further examine every thing in the light of reason, and he assumed everything to be false that could be doubted. He began by laying aside everything which could possibly be doubted. found that the only thing that he did believe was that he doubted. At this stage he formulated this statement: T think.' therefore I am.' But at As a result he eventually stage he found that this mere rtate-|into ment was not Itself sufficient, for U necessarily followed that if he exist-!;.., ed. others before must have existed, and following this idea to its logical conclusion be found that it led to the idea of a creator, in other words to God. One by one doubts gave away f is Sf, REV. C. L. BENT. to beliefs and he eventually carried back all the furniture that he had car ried out and he became a firm believ er. Des Cartes differed from the chronic doubter, declaring that he had no use for doubt as such, and doubt ed only that he might find the truth. "It lias sometimes been said that he had it not been for doubt Copernicus would never have made his wonderful discoveries iu astronomy. The travel er visiting the home in which he lived and seeing the holes in the roof and walls through which, in the absence of a telescope, he viewed the heavenly bodies, will realize that it was not doubt but a new faith which moved him. faith in a more perfect system than the old system of Ptolemy. All the progress of science has been due to faith. The more men know', the less doubtful they become. Men some times parade their doubt as if it were something to be proud of. something which indicated that their great in tellectual superiority over those be lieving. This is untrue. Every doubt indicates the presence of something which the mind of the doubter has been unable to master. The conceit of human nature is often responsible for doubt. There is a certain stage of existence in boys and girls when this state of mind is almost normal. It comes at a time when they cease to grow and begin to swell. Growth is a normal development, while sw'elling is a disease. This disease is to be treat ed like t>ther afflictions of youth, like the mumps, measles and chicken-pox— the patient should be kept warm and will soon recover. While the trouble exists it is characterized by a feeling of superiority on the part of the af flicted over their parents and other people generally, and an assumption that they are much superior. Ordin arily it runs its course in a short time, but if it strikes in and becomes chronic it is serious. I am not oppos ed to legitimate doubt. God appeals to the reason and intelligence of man and does not assume him to be an idiot incapable of thinking rationally. Man should use his intelligence in a legi timate way. It is the man who makes his homo in doubt, who is censurable and who is not using his reason rlght iy "Professor William James, the great physchologist is scarcely the man to whom one should expect to appeal on this question and yet when he treats it, he completely demolishes the case of the doubter. He show s that if you doubt you cannot progress or do any thing. While you are In doubt you do not move. It is only when you begin to get faith in any course that you be gin to move to adopt it. Hence, the man who doubts the existence of God and of divinity of Jesus Christ will live as if there w'ere no God and as if Jesus Christ was not divine. "An unfortunate phase of doubt is ; manifested in 'culturine' clubs such as j are often found nowadays, where the members instead of original essays and poems too often devote their In I tellectual energies to criticism of • someone who has been dead for some t time - ■ "If doubt is a good thing, it ought to be good everywhere and capable of being applied to all conditions. Take faith out of the home and make the parents doubtful of one another and of their children and the children doubt ful of their parents and you will in deed find the wheels going around but they will not be wheels of prog ress. The wheels of divorce courts more for this reason. We see men who do not want any religion for themselves who are very glad when they find that their wives and chil dren have it. Some years ago. when financial trouble was threatened in this country President Wilson said ; that the condition was purely psychol oglcal; it was and the condition which ! threatened the financial fabric was | doubt. Doubt caused the panics and it was only the return of faith, the restoration of confidence that ended J the panic. In 1907 when certain in tercsts desired to create disturbance | they did so by creating a doubt as to financial conditions. The great Bank of Commerce at Kansas City was one of the strongest institutions, but be cause it was insidiously whispered around that this institution was shaky, people lost confidence and fln ! ally a run was started and after the ; bank had stood an unheard of strain for days it was compelled temporarily to close its doors, because it was being | assassinated by doubt. God asks us | ligion as in other things." After a description of the state of i confidence in which his father an t'lisiaged Methodist minister had passed (only that we have as much sense In re the beyond, a description that I caused many to shed tears. Bishop .os eiusod with an eloquent per • oration in which he showed the ac ( complishments of faith, as contrasted with the lack of achievements of doubt in advancing civilization, in 1 furthering science and discovery and in uplifting humanity. In the evening Bishop Hughes spoke on the finality of Christ show ing that the lesson taught by the Sav ior was complete and needed no furth er revelation. FOR SALE—On account of illness must sell this week, thoroughly mod ern ."»-room bungalow. Good location. "M. B." care Times. e U MBE «t # A a Sat, Alteon, 0c Ground At H. B. Lue's Sale We are ready to move and must vacate entirely our present quarters as they are leased, and have on hand a lot of lumber left over from our building also the deck ing lumber out of over one hundred carloads of auto mobiles which we have unloaded. This lumber is good as new and free from nails and will be sold to the high est bidder. Below are only a few of the sizes. About 50 pieces, 2x12, ranging from 12 to 15 feet long About 50 pieces, 4x4, ranging from 10 to 14 feet long About 100 pieces, 2x6, ranging from 9 to 10 feet long About 500 pieces, 2x6, 4| feet long About 25 pieces, 4x6, 8 to 10 feet long Some 3x12 in various lengths A lot of mixed sizes too numerous to mention. If you have use for any lumber, here is your chance. Lind Automobile Company Comedy and Pathos in this Delightful Behan Picture* | I j j REPEATS TONIGHT AMI WED NESDAY WITH PLEASING VA! DEVILLE PROGRAM •» OK VARIETY Hi j I | | 1 i 'j***' % ; ■ ' - - U Hut Above All, Don't -Miss Seeing Lit tle 2 1-2 Year Old "Bob White" In the Behan 1'icture. m. r ■y ■ k I (First Night Review) mj m George Beban, without peer | as a delineator of Italian char acters on both stage and screen, displays in "Losi in Transit," now playing at the Idaho, all j fine, poignant touches that 1 give life and appeal to each of his characterizations, proving absolutely the soul and honesty of the man himself. Comedy and pathos become virile from his characterization in this pie K lure. The production is a more elabor ate one than usual, and shows throughout the touch of Donald Crisp who directed the production. The Big Star—"Bob White" But the one, big treat of "Lost in Transit," is not the star, not the director, but one little person known as "Bob White." Bob's simply a wonder—a 2 1-2 year old marvel, that simply grabs all the honors in sight. Nicolo. friend Beban, finds Bob tucked in the rags of his junk wagon. Nobody wants him. "Who ever finds this child may have him." But Nicolo nearly loses him, and there hangs a story that is interest ing every moment. The Vaudeville In the two vaudeville numbers, there is a variety, clever dialogue, good stories—well told, some sing ing and dancing, all done in an ac ceptable manner. Keane and Keane, get many laughs from their com edy sketch. Dick Hyland is a good Irish story teller, especially com f. i GEPIÎ6E Dt.BAAl »"Lost'in I r a'ais it À PA R A AAOVAlTjj P\CTVdé r raendable as a trombone artist, and has two attractively customed girls with him who sing and dance. The vaudeville combination is pleasing. There is a clever comedy included in the picture program. IDAHO THEATRE FOR SALE—Several thousand feet of lumber to be sold at auction on Lue's sale grounds next Saturday af ternoon. See ad on other page. Lind Automobile Co. WANTED—500 men to attend our big lumber sale on Lue's sale grounds next Saturday afternoon- See ad on other page. Lind Automobile Co. WANTED—600 farmers to attend our big lumber sale on Lue's sale grounds next Saturday afternoon. See big ad on other page. Lind Automo bile Co. 1 condition, at a bargain. FOR' SALE—Dodge roadster in fine Lind Automo bile Co. FOR SALE—Pedestal table, solid oak, $15; cost $50. 286 Blue Lakes boulevard north. Phone 956 W. Prices Trend Down on the Markets CHICAGO, Oct. 16—All cattle mar kets were congested, the trend ot prices being downward. A disastrous fire at Kansas City diverted many shipments to Chicago and promised a run of 40,000 on Wednesday. Hogs were 10 cents lower, $17.26® 17.76, taking the hulk. An $18.60 top was possible- Quality was indiffer ent.