PORT IMPROVEMENTS. A NEW HOTEL.
A decided acquisition to the architectural advancement to the Port of Fremantle is Mulcahy Bros. new National Hotel. This magnificent structure stands at the corner of High and Market streets, and has a frontage of about 75ft. to the former and
about 60ft to the latter street. It is four
storeys high, and has two balconies running the full length of the two frontages. The foundations are of Geelong bluestone, show 4½ft. above the pavement. The hotel con- tains about 60 rooms and is capable is ac- commodating 100 guests. The basement is taken up with cellars, storerooms, and the culinary department, while the ground floor is devoted entirely to bars, billiard room,
and private parlors. The ceilings are of «tamped steel and the dadoes of burnished 'tiles. Thé house is supplied throughout with fas, and electric fight, fittingg have" been installed in anticipation of the town being supplied with electricity, electric bells and speaking tubes have been placed wherever Tortured, abd: lifts »re arranged from kitchen to dining-room, and from bars, to commercial rooms. Every attention has been paid to sanitary details. Hydraotoaud boee are placed inconvenient places in caae of gre, white, if a conflagra, tío» were to occur, an auxiliary staircase is available se » means of exit. To crown all, «splendid view is obtainable from the KOOT of the hotel,. which is provided with a grated flooring, and h»na-rails all round. The fitting* ©ftbe hotel are most elaborate, and when the hotel ii thoroughly completed
it is to be furnished in a most complete and thorough manner. The hotel le tone under the management of Mr, Tobin. The Messrs, Mulcahy are the proprietors of the Cororawcial ansi Termino» Hotel« alto at the Port, the Central Hotel, Perth, and thc Shamrock, Grand, and Metropole Hotels, Boulder City, and visitors to the fields for the opening of the Coolgardie water scheme are adráed to pay lue*e booie« a visit*