Section 6-6-9

Subpoena of witnesses - Liability on default.

Any witness duly summoned who fails to attend without sufficient excuse may be fined $10 for the use of the county, for the collection of which the arbitrators must issue execution; and such defaulting witness is also liable to the party summoning him for any injury sustained by the loss of his testimony, to be recovered before any court having jurisdiction.

(Code 1852, §2720; Code 1867, §3159; Code 1876, §3546; Code 1886, §3231; Code 1896, §518; Code 1907, §2918; Code 1923, §6166; Code 1940, T. 7, §839.)