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--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 thuestion 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 starointing 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,