Harper's Weekly, September 28, 1895, page 929:
There is a story in the newspapers, which seems to be intended to be taken seriously, about the telephone newspaper which has been working successfully for two years at Pesth, Hungary. It is called the Telephone Herald, has 6000 subscribers, costs two cents, and issues 28 editions daily. A special wire 168 miles long connects it with its subscribers, in whose houses long flexible wires permit the receivers to be carried from room to room. At the office of the journal ten men with strong voices take turns in talking the news into the telephones. This modern journal makes all its deliverances to its subscribers according to a stated schedule, which lets them know what to expect at stated hours of the day. It gives them the telegraphic news duly and carefully edited, the local news, articles on various subjects, and whatever other newspapers have. When there is nothing more important to communicate the subscribers are entertained by vocal and instrumental music, sometimes discoursed for their especial benefit, sometimes gathered from concert-halls or churches where music is going on.
If all this really happens at Pesth, and not in the moon, Pesth must be the finest place for illiterate, blind, bedridden, and incurably lazy people in the world. It would not appear, however, that a telephone newspaper is of value as time-saving device, or that it is any less devastating to the faculties than a modern journal which distributes its news in the ordinary way.