The Night Wire is a horror story by Henry Ferris Arnold. It was first published in the September, 1926, edition of Weird Tales, and you can see the cover above and the contents here. This story can be read online.
EFanzines.com says it has
subtle understones of menace that sound a distant tocsin of alarm in the reader's mind; and having once caught these notes, what glutton for punishment could ask for more? Their implications are more gruesome than a multitude of gory terrors.