The Salvation Army had been working had mostly persecution for a few years, but finally they broke through. This is an excerpt from one of the monthly reports.
The past six weeks have been a series of signal VIctories; many battles have been fought under the banner of the cross, the enemy has been routed and driven from his strongholds the prey taken from the mighty, and the captive set free.
Thirty-six have left the ranks of the enemy to swell the ever-increasing number of the ransomed army in their onward march against the world sin and Satan.
From, 'The Christian Mission Magazine', March 1878, page 81.
I do not know where the meetings were held.