Church Authorities Merely Prohibit Orthodox Funeral When He Dies.
NEW YORK, October 1.— Answering a query whether he had been excommunicated from the Greek Church by the Russian Patriarch, Count Tolstoi cables:
"TULA (Russia), September 29.— Not excommunicated, but prohibition to give orthodox funeral to my dead body, which prohibition meets my wishes. TOLSTOI."
SF Chronicle (?), October 2, 1900