Telephony, October 3, 1908, pages 338-339:

Campaign  Speeches  by  Telephone.
    The following dispatch from Topeka, Kan., illustrates the part which the telephone is playing in the political campaign :
    "Rural telephones are now playing an important part in the campaign of all parties in this state. The latest idea is to put a huge phonograph into the operating room of a rural telephone exchange and have records of campaign speeches turned on. Then the wires leading to the different grangers' houses are opened and the farmer can hear all, while shelling corn in the kitchen."