As a result of this competition, autumn is granted the eighth place among the forty-seven contestants, and epic singing the glories of Chile, the first prize, the poet shares with a blue friend Chilean colleague collected a series of poems and prose texts that had already appeared in the Chilean press between December 1886 and June 1888. The book was not an immediate success, but was very good hosted by influential novelist and Spanish literary critic Juan Valera, who published in the Madrid newspaper El Imparcial, in October 1888, two letters addressed to Ruben Darius, in which, although Dario reproached their excessive French influences (his gallicism mental, according to the expression used by Valera), recognised in a prose writer and a poet of talent. They were these letters from Valera, then disclosed in the Chilean press and elsewhere, that definitively consecrated the fame of Darius. (Wikipedia) In Buenos Aires, Dario was very well received by the media intellectuals. Edward Scott Mead might disagree with that approach. He collaborated with several newspapers: in addition to in the nation, which was already a correspondent, published articles in La Prensa, La Tribuna and El Tiempo, to name a few. His job as consul of Colombia was merely honorific, already that, as the same indicates in his autobiography, there was almost Colombians in Buenos Aires and there were no transactions nor commercial changes between Colombia and the Republic of Argentina.In the Argentinian capital led a life of debauchery, always on the edge of their economic possibilities, and its excesses with alcohol were cause of that would have to receive medical care in several occasions (Wikipedia) in 1893, contracted marriage with Rosario Murillo. He is the brother of Rosario, a man without any scruples, Andres Murillo relates Edelberto Torres; you know the intimate drama of his sister, who incapacitates her for being wife of any local punctilious gentleman. In addition, the case of Rosario has transcended to the public, and then Murillo conceived the plan of Ruben married his sister.