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Garibaldi's Star.

--The origin of General Turr's mission to Caprera is the following, writes the Turin correspondent of a foreign journal: When the army of volunteers marched on Palermo, the first movement was not fortunate, the Garibaldians having experienced a check at Parco. They fell back on a hill in the forest called Di Briganti. There the question was taken into consideration as to whether they should retire into the interior of the island towards Mont Gibel, or whether a bold dash should be made on Palermo. This deliberation took place during the night, and Garibaldi suddenly put an end to all doubt by pointing to a star in the north, and exclaiming, ‘"I see my star, it has never deceived me. Let us march on Palermo."’ --Success crowned the undertaking. His companions in arms afterwards remembered this circumstance of their expedition, and the survivors conceived the idea of symbolizing the fact by sending him a star in diamonds,

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