Fittsburg, Aug. 10.- The striking miners encamped at Plum Creek claim that B large deserticn has taken place from the De Armit mines and that the working force ín the pit is too small to dig coal enough to supply the waterworks of the city of Pittsburg at Brilliant. The strikers have been predicting that diggers would join their ranks as soon as they were paid, and they are dlsappointed because the men did not quit in a body. The officials of the New Tork and Cleveland Coal Gas. company claim that there are 200 men in the mine, or the same num.ber that is usually there on the day following a pay day. The output Monday, although there was what is claimed to be a full force in the mine, was only fourteen cars of lump and fifteen cars that had fallen through a 2% inch screen. For the first time since the rtiege began the company and the strikei's agree as to the output. The was no disorder over the payment of She men, although both the strikers 8.nd the deputies expected trouble. The total amount paid out was over $7,000. The diggers received from $25 to $46 each for two weeks pay. A large number of the men when spoken to said they, had little difficulty in earning $2.50 a day, and they do not see how the strike can benefit them. The company discharged twenty-nine foreign workmen, and all of them took up quarters in the strikers' camp.