A carrier, being answerable for the safety of the goods carried, has such a special property in the goods as to be able to maintain civil and criminal1 proceedings against any person wrongfully depriving him of them2. He may prosecute a person who obtains possession of the goods by falsely representing that he is the carrier's agent, but the fact that he brings such a prosecution does not amount to ratification of the contract and make him liable for the loss of the goods
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