SUICIDE OF AN EX-ASSEMBLYMAN. ELMIRA, N.Y., Aug.26.--Col. H. C. Hoff- man committed suicide in the village of Horseheads, this county, at 10 o'clock this morning, by taking 10 grains of strychnine. He told his wife before his death that he had carried the strychnine for the purpose of killing himself for 10 years. Antidotes were given him, but failed to save his life. Col. Hoffman was 56 years of age. He had been one of the most prominent men in this section for the past 30 years, and rose in the military service from a private to a Colonel. He was a member of the As- sembly from Chemung County in 1869 and also in 1880 and 1881. Derangement of the mind is assigned as the cause for the suicide.