About Ṳ̀ng-siàng-bó̤ and the inaugural issue
The "Ṳ̀ng-siàng-bó̤" (Banyan City News) is a newspaper published by the ABCFM. The inaugural issue is collected by Willard Livingstone Beard, a principal of Fuzhou Gezhi Middle School. From the "National News" on page 4, reports on the escorting of the Kucheng Massacre planner to Fuzhou can be known that it was in 1895. The editors responsible for the text were Lyman Plimpton Peet, George Henry Hubbard and his wife.
《榕城报》为美部会主办发行的教会报刊。《榕城报》创刊号由福州格致中学校长禆益知（Willard Livingstone Beard）所收藏。从第4页“各国新闻”关于古田教案策划人押解到福州的报道可以知道这是1895年。负责该报文案编辑工作的是许高志（George Henry Hubbard）夫妇和弼理仁（Lyman Plimpton Peet）。