Denver Republican, April 13, 1893
Governor Waite at Monument
Governor Waite paid Monument a visit today for the purpose of inspecting the Monument reservoir and determining whether the much-sought-for appropriation of $4,000 is needed or not to finish the reservoir and driveway. His excellency was accompanied by State Engineer Cramer, who gives it as his opinion that the work on the reservoir is well done. The distinguished guests spent some time in making a careful inspection of the work on the big dam and then retired to the Monument House where donner was served.
After conference with Contractor [David] McShane the governor received a few visitors who called to pay respects. Few people here knew of the governor’s intentions to visit our town today, otherwise a grand reception would have been tendered him. As it was, his coming and going was so quick that but few people knew of his presence. His excellency was very reticent in giving his opinion regarding the appropriation of $4,000, which has been asked to complete the reservoir. In fact he would say nothing at all on the subject, but his manner conveyed the impression that he was well-satisfied.