W. T. Merritt, of Hart's Village, N. Y., has taken measures to secure a patent for an improved method ol operating gates. This is an improvement relating to those gates which are raised up and down by a driver [without leaving his seat in a carnage or wagon, and is adapted to make them work better, and also to prevent a casual movement in a gate of this kind. The improvement relates to certain devices for accomplishing the objects mentioned. Why are not such gates placed on all the railroad crossings ? They appear to us to be the very kind required for such situations.