Section 12-17-121

Punishment for contempt.

The register, or the clerk if there is no register, when holding a reference by order of the circuit court or when presiding on a show cause order which by law may come before him, may punish for contempt, by fine not exceeding $10.00 and by imprisonment not exceeding two days.

(Code 1896, §668; Code 1907, §3086; Code 1923, §6517; Code 1940, T. 13, §223.)