§51-1-8. Hearing of cases at special term.
At any special term of the court, any cause, the record of
which has been previously printed, may, in the discretion of the
court, be heard and decided by consent of parties or their counsel,
entered of record, or upon at least thirty days' notice in writing,
given by the party desiring the hearing to the opposite party or
his counsel, of his intention to insist on a hearing, when the same
may, in the discretion of the court, be heard and determined at any
such special term.