Astonishment has taken hold of the people. Thousands in the Barracks and thousands at the doors wanting to get in, and often, if it were not for the helpful assistance of the police, our own officers would not be able to get in and the large doors would be burst open. Truly “the kingdom of heaven suffered violence and the violent are taking it by force.“
The large platform that holds 900 will soon be packed with the young converts brought in from the highways, hedges, theatres, tap rooms, jails and the very brink of hell. We meet with the greatest sympathy from the authorities of the town. Officers quarters are found furnished and presented to the Army. Say, “Amen!”
On the Monday night I was there, about 40 came out for Salvation.
From, 'The War Cry', March 1881.
This is just one example of what was happening here. More reports can be seen from the War Cry in future months/years.
A publican here says, that if “Irish kitty” and her noisy crew go singing past his house, he will let their heads feel the weight of his glass bottles because when the Army comes past they rush out to see them and don’t come back again. On Sunday morning we had nearly 3,000 present at the Knee drill (prayers) and six souls in the Fountain. Grand meetings all day and 50 souls. One man who came to the meeting with his apron on, fell into the Crimson Tide, which washed him whiter than his apron. Yes whiter than anything.
From, 'The War Cry', March 1882.
This is just two examples of what was happening here. More reports can be seen from the War Cry in future months/years.
I do not know where these meetings were held.