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