[cover] "My Trip" He writes of his famous trip so fine, Over the Burlington's Billing's Line. [page 1] Mister P S Eustis Gen'l Pass. Agent Chicago My Dear Sir Coming East-bound for my health Not possessing greatest wealth I selected, being so fine Your now famous "Billing's Line" It is Cheapest Best and Quickest! Leaving Billings one fine day Starting east-ward on my way I received most prompt assistance From you brakeman "non-resistance" It is Cheapest Best and Quickest! My 'Stop-Overs' I enjoyed With pleasure un-alloyed Your Conductors are, I find Accommodating to "my Kind" As it's Cheapest Best and Quickest! Your "Agents" on the way Marked attention did me pay As, when resting in the sun, They beguiled mw with a gun Its the Cheapest Best and Quickest. The "Scenery" from a lofty height When, hungry for a little bite, I surveyed the landscape o'er Rendered my a trifle sore Tho' its Cheapest Best and Quickest. The "Battle Grounds" you advertise, Discretion, surely, I advise For, when-ever one showed fight I took leave, by sudden flight It is Cheapest Best and Quickest. Superb Sleepers too I found Which kept me off the Cold damp ground Your section men were very free with their assistance unto me It was Cheapest Best and Quickest. Passing near "Hot Springs" one day I took to my heels and skipped away For your Doctors on their wrath Attempted to make me take a Bath Its Cheapest Best and Quickest. [page 3] At Your Road-bed my dear Sir, One should never cast a slur; Its sweeping Curves lined up so well That on their sunny banks I'd dwell. Its Cheapest Best and Quickest! At Lincoln Lunch counter I went It never cost me one red cent! For don't you very clearly See How awful kind they were to me Its Cheapest Best and Quickest! At Omaha "a Reception" came But surely they found me quite game. A week in County Jail I spent, And over in to Ioway went Its Cheapest Best and Quickest Across that State, to Illinois. I came along with other boys. In "Observation Cars" sublime Sans Pie, Sans Chew, Sans Smoke Sans Booze Its Cheapest Best and Quickest. So here I am, my Journey done. O'er Billings Line, my way I've Won. Accept, Dear Sir, my heartfelt thanks, Your Line, the very highest Ranks. Its Cheapest Best and Quickest. Yours Very Truly Bill Ingsline. [page 4] Are You Hungry? When traveling on this line, And you should want to dine, Remember "HOOPES' HOUSES" fine. Everything served is superfine. Locations: Burlington and Galesburg. Vermont and Beardstown. Travelers all and city folk Should lunch at the "Counter" Or dine in the "Hall" Prices cheap enough for all. J. L. HOOPES, Prop'r.