Lansixg. March 28. - In the circuit court Tuesday evening. S. L. Kilbourne, attoruey tor Attoruey General Ellis, asked for an order directing Prosecutor Gardner to return to the governor, sectary of state and treasurer. the records and files of their respective offices relative to the canvass of 1891 and 1893. These returns, etc, were taken to Mason for use bef ore the grand jury, and Gardner has refused to return them as requested by the indicted persons. Judge Person has not yet decided the rnotion. Governor Rich, in speaking of the matter said, that while the retui-ns were in his office, white not permitting Mr. Ellis to tako them away. he gave hiru every faciiity for examining them in tb presence of either hiinself or his secretary, and had a photograph of the Gogebic returns made for his use. The governor believes that the defendants should be accorded the privilege of availing theraselves of whatever facts th3 returns and records may disclose.