Raw furs. — Read this!

(Relating to a question from Eric Michael Bernando in the Facebook Chinook Jargon group:)

RAW FURS. — READ THIS!

Tlus nanich ukuk:
Pay attention to this:

Msaika tlap ayu bir, bivir, wail kat, fichir, foks, links, martin,
You folks catch lots of bear, beaver, wildcat, fisher, fox, lynx, marten,

mink; myusk rat, otir, rakun, skank, wulvirin, wulf, pi hloima mawich.
mink; muskrat, otter, raccoon, skunk, wolverine, wolf, and other animals.

Tlus nanich msaika mash kanawi ikta gris mitlait kopa klaska skin,
Carefully remove any kind of fat that’s on their skins,

mamuk strich klaska, pi mamuk drit drai.  Ayu tilikom kopa ukuk ilihi
stretch them, and dry them right out.  Lots of people in this place  

komtaks pus msaika tiki tlap drit ayu chikmin kopa ukuk skin, pi pus
know you folks would like to get quite a lot of money for those skins, and if

msaika tiki aiak nanich ukuk chikmin, mash ukuk skin kopa:
you want to see that money soon, send those skins to:

Shims Makmilan kopa Miniapolis, Boston ilihi.  Iaka nim wiht kakwa:
James MacMillan in Minneapolis, USA.  His name is also like this [in English writing]:

Jas. MacMillan & Co., — Minneapolis, Minn.

Kamloops Wawa 126 Raw furs adsFrom issue #126 of Kamloops Wawa (March 1895), next to last page.

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