Similar power in cases of emergency
34. When any boats or their equipments, or any materials or appliances suitable for setting up a ferry, are emergently required for facilitating the transport of officers or troops of the [Republic] on duty, or of any other persons on the business of the [Republic] or of any animals, vehicles or baggage belonging to such officers, troops or persons, or of any property of the [Republic], the Magistrate of the district may take possession of and use the same (paying such compensation for the use thereof as the [Government] may [* * *] direct, until such transport is completed.
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