February 27, 1875
A genuine good time was had by the Odd Fellows of this city and their invited brethren and friends on Monday evening, at Arfman's Hall, which made a fitting close to the observance of the anniversary of the birthday of the Father of his country. It was one of those parties that one takes pleasure in attending, and the recollection of which does not soon fade from the memory. The utmost sociability prevailed from the commencement to the hour for retiring, every one feeling that it was his or her duty to add something to enjoyment of the occasion. Dancing commenced at an early hour and was kept up with hearty zeal until 12 o'clock when Dr. Richey announced that supper was ready at Odd Fellows Hall, on River street, and it proved to be a most elegant and bountiful one. Returning, dancing was resumed and continued until--well, we don't know what hour, sufficiently long, however, to allow the boys to go home with the girls in the morning. The Abou Ben Adhem Lodge, No. 148, I.O.O.F., is increasingly rapidly in numbers, and has taken high rank as to strength and influence in this section of the West.