jiddah was attacked on the 9th, and capitulated after holding out for only a week.
At jiddah he endeavoured to take the sheikh, but knowing his tyrannical character, he escaped into the interior.
He told me that a prominent follower of M. Mohammed Ali had been poisoned at jiddah.
It is stated that the Arabs in the vicinity of jiddah discard the kernel of the coffee berries and make an infusion of the husk.
He also treated the inhabitants of Medina and jiddah in an equally generous way.