Subscriber Edie Ladd of Belfast recently brought in a clipping from The Republican Journal of July 3, 1986, with a brief item about her grandfather, which, in turn, had originally been published in 1893. Headlined “93 Years Ago,” it reads, “Philip Blethen of Thorndike brought to market a handsome lot of green peas Monday. His first payment from his pea-money is always a year’s subscription to the Journal.”