§39-3-14. Taking testimony as to lost records -- Fees payable to
clerk and witnesses.
The person at whose instance such testimony is taken shall
pay to such clerk for his services in such behalf the same fees
as are allowed to commissioners in chancery, and to witnesses the
same compensation as is allowed to witnesses in other cases. All
such fees due the clerk shall be collected by him and paid into
the county treasury, and may be collected in the same manner and
by the same remedies as costs in a common-law action.