Whenever the militia or any portion thereof, is called into active service, the governor
may, by proclamation, declare all or any part of any county, city or town in which
the troops are serving to be under martial law, and when the militia shall be on active
service as herein provided, the commanding officer thereof and his subordinates may
cooperate with the civil authorities or take entire charge of the situation as in
the judgment of the commanding officer the exigencies of the case may require.
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