Section 6-4-4

Commencement of action on Sunday.

Whenever the plaintiff shall make an affidavit that he is informed and believes that the defendant is about to abscond or to remove out of the state, or is about to secrete himself so that service cannot be had upon him on the following day, he shall be allowed to file his complaint in any of the courts of this state on Sunday. Upon the filing thereof, a summons shall immediately issue and be served by the sheriff upon the defendant on the same day of its issuance, and if he cannot be found on that day, then it shall be served as any other summons and complaint.

(Code 1907, §5298; Code 1923, §9416; Code 1940, T. 7, §346.)