The wash dresses 01 tuis year are more beautiful tbau ever in coloring, design and texture. The uovelties in grass cloth, whicb is extreniely fashiouable, are remarkably varied in design. Gray and bright eft'ects as well as the daintiest subdued tones appear iu these fabrics. The skirts of summer gowns are trimmed with a narrow cluster of ruftles, puffs, tncks or laoe on the bottom. The waists are made iu a very simple fashion, with yoke or fichu effects. Cotton materias with embroidered designs are much in vogue. Sometimes the skirt has au additional rimming of insertion, or it is plaiu with a beautiful embroidered waist. Ribbous as belts and sashes are geaerally worn. Several plain tailor gowns of wash material are favoritos of the summer. Of all the beautiful fabrics created for the season the flowered uuuslins surpass everything in oolor as well as design. Every oonceivable flower. appears in harmonious tiuts and artistic arrangements ou these diaphanous gowns. These dsiuty dresses are usually made with a silk underskirt of some fashionable tint. Costumesof black and white have again a wide populaiity. Skirts, fancy waists, collarettes as well as hats carry out this charming combination. One of the great features in summer millinery, is a certain combination of green and blue brought out in a mixture of delicate tulle, Dresden ribbons, Bluets, or conventionalized flowers of blue aud green. Hats of plaited straw in bright colors are much in vogue. Aigrettes in peacock colors, spangled laoe and every imaginable garland of flowers adorn this gaily colored head gear. This McDowell Fashion Magazine of the month furnishes abundant illustrations of the new faucies. "La Mode de Paris" aud "Paris Album of Fashions" cose f3.50 per year's subscription, or 35 cents a copy. The "Frenen Dressmaker" is 3.00 per annum or 30 cents a copy; and "La Mode" fl.50 a year or 15 cents a copy. If you are unable to procure either of these jouruals froru your newsdealer do uot take any substitute, but apply by mail to Messrs. A. McDowell & Co., 4 West 14th Street, New York.