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t i r - s t 1 s 1 , A. D. PAYNES FARM IN VIRGINIA. "At his A nulla Farm, near Charlottesville, Va., A. I. Payne has 500 acres of the best blue grass in Albemarle County, watered by running streams in every field and paddock. The land is hilly, giving youngsters every chance for muscular development, aud his are allowed to run in the open from sunup to sundown, with three meals a day regularly," says the Morning Telegraph. "At the Payne farm are the young stallions Merryday and Cherry Pit, both by the same sire, Eolus, out of imported mares. Merryday has only had seven public performers, and four have been winners; while Cherry Pit is a full brother to the great Morello. He has also twenty-nine highly bred mares, by Masetto, Luxamore, King Ernest, Jim Gray, Hagioscope, Knight of the Garter, Charaxus, Eon, Requital, Wanderer, The Chevalier, liossington, Eolus, Quicklime and oilier aires."