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Daily Inter Mountain.
VOL. XIX. NO. 167
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"Hbove HU Greek, Hbove HU Roman fame/' — 1 pope'e Horace.
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To the volunteers of the First Montana the Tiller Mountain
extends most cordial words of welcome and of praise. Hack from
the fields whore glory's heights were scaled and crowns of ever
lasting honor won, the soldier hoys today renew in peace the sa
cred ties of home. Long months ago they caught the first faint
rumble of dread war's alarms and hastened to their country's call.
No shade of hesitation marred the loyal heart-throbs of Mon
tana's stalwart sons. Quickly were their names enrolled upon the
roster of their country's honor. Impatient for the ordeals of war,
no tin light of fear ever dimmed the luster of their courageous
souls. Over the dancing waters of the grand old ocean they sailed,
till half the globe was spanned. Then, in the swamps and jungles
of the purchased archipel ego, under the blistering heat of a tropi
cal sun, they faced the terrors of a long-drawn war. Today their
valiant deeds are recounted in our columns—deeds that will live
in song and story while history remembers the noble achieve
ments of men. In equatorial heat and pelting rain, through the
hardships of camp and field, they carried the flag of a grateful
republic to victory and to fame. 'Finis have they won not only a
place of glory in the archives of war, but a home in the affections
of their countrymen. Not alone will they be remembered for thé
heroism that made the First Montana the ideal of the army, and
baptized it with the plaudits of the nation—not alone will they
be remembered for their fighting qualities as men, and the splen
did officiary that led their superbly disciplined columns into bat
tle—for beyond the victories of war lie tin* results of the contest
and the cause for which they fought. Let no profane hand tear
one laurel from the wreath of honor that decorates the brow of
Montana's soldiery today, by striking a blow at the*government
whose national dignity and worth they have so nobly sustained.
'Those who have breasted the hardships of war, and shared in the
luster of its victories, have won an honored place at the banquet
table of history when the fruits of the contest arc; spread before
the woild. From (lie war in the Philippines new current' will
. weep across the great ocean of human progros. New light- in
the march of civilization will blaze forth from the shores of time.
Marvelous events will he woven into the horoscope of the nation,
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as an era of commercial and industrial expansion dawns upon
our people. As the mighty results of I he war in the nrehipelogo
are blended into the history of man the names of those who
fought its battles will grow brighter and brighter in the halo of a
grateful country's love. No patriotic pen or voice will rob our
soldier boys of the future glory that awaits them as part and par
ed of the national progress made possible by the greatness of
I heir achievements in war. Today we welcome the heroes of
many a hard fought battle, and place upon their heads the
wreaths of victory—tomorrow we will point to the fruits of the
contest and add new tributes of appreciation of the glory they
have won. Today their fame is upon the threshold of its growlh.
In the never ending tomorrow of history it will blossom into light
and adown the corridors of time it will roll in splendor as the new
horn greatness of the nation leaves its impress upon the world.
'Those whom we welcome homo today will not alone share the
praises which the unfolding future has in store—the gallant of
ficers and brave men whom loyal Montanians delight to honor,
under an October sky, will share the encomiums of the unwritten
luslory of our country, as they do the plaudits of the hour, with
thus»- who slumber in the somber cities of the soldier dead. All
honor to the names of those who perished for the flag. Heroes
they lived and heroes they died. They crossed the threshold of
life's mystery without a fear. For their country they offered up
their lives, and "on fame's eternal camping ground" must they
forever live. All honor to the ashes of the noble dead. May the
tears of their countrymen forever fall upon their hallowed rest
ing-places.' Let their names ho graven on the hearts of loyalty
and their praises he sung when the story of the war is told. To
day Montana's welcome goes forth not only to the brave hoys who
faced the leaden messengers of death from the Mausers in the
swamps of Luzon, but to those who stood ready to march from
Chattanooga to the sea t<> wrest the pearl of the Antilles from the
power of Spain. To each and all, the Treasure stale extends its
gratitude and love. Their place in history is "above all Greek,
all Roman fame,'' and the Inter Mountain bespeaks for all the
Godsend of Fate's happiest dreams—the blessings of an honored
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