U.G. ARTHURS, city editor of the Toronto Tribune and city clerk of Toronto, has resided here since childhood. He was born on a farm near Paris, Washington County, Pa., May 18, 1872, a son of James and Nancy (Herron) Arthurs. Mr. Arthurs attended school at Toronto until seventeen years of age and then entered the office of what is now the weekly Tribune and learned the printer's trade, after which he had considerable newspaper experience. For one year he conducted the Mingo Advocate and for two years the Salinesville News, at Salinesville, Ohio. In 1906 he returned to Toronto and accepted a position in the job department of the Tribune and when the paper changed hands in November, 1908, he became city editor. He has been more or less active in politics for some years and in 1908 was elected city clerk and assumed his public duties January 1, 1910, his office being in the editorial rooms of the Tribune.
Mr. Arthurs married Miss May Daniels, daughter of J. T. Daniels, a leading merchant of Toronto, and they have one son, Harold. Mr. and Mrs . Arthurs are members of the River Avenue Chirstian Church, in which he is first elder, and he has served four years as superintendent of the Sunday school. He is identified with the Odd Fellows, the Maccabees, the J. O. A. M. and the W. O. M.