An action at law for the recovery of specific personal chattels wrongfully taken’and detained, with damages which the wrongful taking or detention has caused; in substance a modern modifica tion of the common-law action of replevin. Fredericks v. Tracy, 98 Cal. 65S. 33 Pac. 750; Railroad Co. v. Gila Countv, 8 Ariz. 292, 71 Pac. 913.