Albert Jeremiah Beveridge (1862-1927) US senator (1899-1911). In 1899 he made an inspection trip to the Philippines.
"'How about the Philippines, Senator?' shouted one of the crowd. 'Let's not talk about the
Philippines,' he replied; 'let's talk about home.' Again, steadfastly, though courteously, he
refused to be interviewed on his journey. He was saving his observations for the speech he
planned to make as his initial bow to the Senate."
"The spring and summer of 1900 found Beveridge feverishly at work. He had agreed with George H. Lorimer, editor of the 'Saturday Evening Post,' to write six articles, in the imperialistic vein, on his experiences in the Philippines. This was the beginning of an intimacy with Lorimer that was to continue through his life, for never was he to find anyone else who ministered so completely to his need for relaxation."
Bowers, Claude G., Beveridge and The Progressive Era, New York: The Literary Guild, 1932, pgs. 112 and 131.