Notice to school taxpayers

A page filled with sober legal notices and memorials is livened up with this late-frontier civic message:

notice to school taxpayers

NOTICE TO SCHOOL TAXPAYERS.

The 60 days provided by the statute have expired aud the unpaid taxes would have become delinquent, but the directors extended the time for a few days. So hiac charco potlatch chickamin copa nica.

E. HOLGATE, Clerk.

— from the Corvallis (OR) Gazette of November 04, 1892, page 4, column

hiac charco potlatch chickamin copa nica = háyáq cháku pátlach chíkʰəmin kʰapa náyka = soon come give money to me = ‘Come and pay up right away!’

A nice independent confirmation of the Oregon Chinuk Wawa expression potlatch chickamin for ‘pay’.

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