§56-6-7. Continuance upon affidavit because of absence of witness.
If in any case a continuance be asked because of the absence
of a witness, an affidavit must be filed, if required by any party
opposing, setting forth, in addition to other matters required in
order to obtain a continuance, the name of the witness and the
testimony he is expected to give, and the affiant must, if required
by any opposing party, submit to cross- examination in open court
upon the matters set forth in such affidavit.